Are we living in a jungle of statistical data?Now a days whether you surf the net or read the newspaper or listen to radio/ TV programs, everywhere some data is being told or displayed. It may be in tabular form or in graphical presentation and will tell about some entity and how it is changing or expected to change.
There is a voluminous data around us and as a common person we just look at it and go ahead without going much in the details. Some people try to find out how this data is derived and how much realistic or useful it is for us but just struggle a bit and leave it as it as it may require more digging and understanding of the material.
People are using and interpreting data to their advantage, sometimes even to show their performances.
The statistical data moving in social circles and drawing room meetings is also very lucreative in keeping ones argument at winning place. There is a flood of data everywhere and people are taking it as it is without any apprehension about it's truthfulness or authenticity.
Sometimes data is presented in cryptic form to impress the public. Most of the people are not aware of this and accept it gladly.
Sometimes I have a feeling that we are living in a jungle of statistical data? Do you also feel like that?