Statistical Evidence Is Not Necessarily the Same as Truth

Discuss why it is important to recognize that statistical evidence is not necessarily the same as truth.

Why do you think people are so quick to accept “statistics” as true? From a scientific point of view, is spinning the truth acceptable? Is this practice OK from a critical approach, in which someone is trying to advance social change? Find a news story on some social issue that you think presents biased data or conclusions. What are the biases?