Monday, May 4, 2009

Pandemic and Numbers

From Free Range Kids, quoting the New York Times, an excellent quote about how we humans have a hard time with big numbers:

“People have a very weird perception of large numbers. If you have 2,000 cases of flu in a country of 300 million, most people think they’re going to be one of the 2,000, not one of the 299,998,000.”

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