Bad graph of the day

The French general science monthly La Recherche published in its October issue a graph about the difference between randomness and determinism which, besides being useless and meaningless (with the caption “determinism, a case of probabilism“, as if probability was a kind of disease!), shares the same feature as a density plot I saw in The Economist when looking at an abridged Black Swan, namely that it shows two densities with the same modal value and with two strongly different areas. (I’ll comment later on the whole issue of separating determinism from randomness.)

One Response to “Bad graph of the day”

  1. […] report on the impact of randomness on gene expressions and other biological events. The absurd graph was actually a good  warning about the quality of the report: there is nothing but a succession of […]

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