Donnerstag, 24. Februar 2011

The Joy of Stats

The issue of cultural evolution is still a controversial one. Have human beings really evolved in the last several millennia? Pointing to the violence of the two world wars and the environmental destruction caused by industrial civilization, some suggest that humanity has not progressed in the last couple of centuries but may have even stepped backwards.

But statistics tell a different story. At least that's the message of the following clip from a recent BBC show, The Joy of Stats. In it, Professor Hans Rosling charts over a hundred thousand points of data and comes up with a unique presentation that is one of the most inspiring, original, and eye-opening four minutes that we have ever seen. (Think About This, 23.2.11)

The Joy of Stats, oder welche Hoffnung uns Statistiken geben können...

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