Monday, February 25, 2008

Data and development

Here's a fascinating talk by Hans Rosling about international health and development. His presentation reminds me of Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth.

Thoughts?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does it remind you of Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" because it is full of falsehoods too?

11:42 PM, February 25, 2008  
Blogger Nick Barrowman said...

You know, it certainly goes by quickly. Which makes it hard to evaluate all of Rosling's claims. I found the same thing about Gore's presentation.

7:29 AM, February 26, 2008  
Blogger parviziyi said...

Thank you, Nick Barrowman, I loved that presentation. I can think of no basis to doubt the quality of the data, in broad terms. The data visualization was scrumptious. Like almost everyone else, I would've done poorly on Hans Rosling's test. It was an education for me.

Incidentally I haven't seen Al Gore's movie nor will I ever. I'm with the political party who believes global warming is a crock of you-know-what; and even if for argument's sake our party were mistaken about that the issue would not be urgent.

12:27 AM, April 01, 2008  
Blogger parviziyi said...

I just found a follow-up presentation from Hans Rosling, which is more of the same kind of stuff: http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/140

12:38 AM, April 01, 2008  
Blogger Nick Barrowman said...

Parviziyi, thanks for that link.

Regarding uncertainty about global warming, you might want to check out this video.

7:34 AM, April 01, 2008  

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