How Eugenics Shaped Statistics (nautilus)


Are the science and the scientist so easily separable?

" ... "Most scientists now understand that the data do not speak for themselves and never have." ... "We cannot escape the fact that statistics is a human enterprise subject to human desire, prejudice, consensus, and interpretation." ... "To get rid of the stain of eugenics, statistics needs to free itself from the ideal of being perfectly objective."

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