A world without statistics

Andrew Gelman thinks that a world without statistics wouldn’t be much different from the world we have now. I disagree. Such a world could be one in which Germany and Japan won WWII. In terms of scientific and technological progress, lots of progress would have been missing. It would be a world with less medications and vaccines, and more diseases. It would be a world in which risk can’t be managed. It would be a really different world, and not for the better. What do you think?
A world without statistics

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