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Old 06-29-2012, 06:07 PM   #1846187  /  #1
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Representative Bob Kingsbury said he's been working on a theory since 1996, when he analyzed local crime rates and compared them to a list of communities that offered public kindergarten. Then, he told his colleagues, Laconia offered kindergarten and had the highest rates of crime. Meanwhile, surrounding towns, some of which didn't offer kindergarten, had less crime.

"We're taking children away from their mothers too soon," Kingsbury concluded.

Kingsbury wrote to all of his then state representatives, informing them of his research. To his dismay, the state Legislature has since joined the remaining 49 states in mandating public kindergarten. "And we have more crime today," he said.

In addition to kindergarten, Kingsbury also linked the rise of crime to the decline of gun ownership and to fact that boxing is no longer taught in school or offered as a sport.
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:15 PM   #1846194  /  #2
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:18 PM   #1846197  /  #3
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There may be a flaw in his research.
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Old 06-29-2012, 06:40 PM   #1846218  /  #4
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How could there be a flaw? It looks foolproof.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:13 PM   #1846432  /  #5
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Guy needs access to a reliable statistician. Correlation is not causation.
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:06 AM   #1846527  /  #6
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:33 AM   #1846546  /  #8
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"There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."

I used to believe "it is statistics so it is true" until one of my professor proved to my shocked economics class that you can prove basically EVERYTHING using statistics
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:34 AM   #1846547  /  #9
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Old 06-30-2012, 01:39 AM   #1846555  /  #10
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Old 06-30-2012, 04:38 AM   #1846681  /  #11
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I believe the proper terminology is, "welcome to science, cricket"
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