I was recently at a dinner party and delighted in the statistics people used to support their point of view. It was like being at a convention equally divided between Fox News watchers and MSNBC adherents. The data was not used to reveal patterns or truth. It was used to justify opinion and give credence to a belief. Data may be neutral, but users of data are not….

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Divot: The data suggests that start-up success is related to kitchen visits! More than 5 trips but less than 9 in any 3 hour period.

Howe: Are the trips social or for sustenance?

Divot: Who cares! Data isn't supposed to be useful!