There’s something truly amazing about Uncommon Descent’s DaveScot. He misrepresents data in a stupid way, gets caught, gets embarrassed, and then he does it again. And again. And again. It’s like he expects it to work this time – and never mind the fact that it hasn’t in any of the last 37 attempts. It’s entirely possible that he has the same ability to learn from experience as a badly concussed pigeon.
Today’s shining example involves a post of his entitled “Voter Preference by Education Level”. In this post, he provides a set of statistics involving education level and current choice of Presidential candidate. He posted this, he says, because the statistics demonstrate “that a certain segment of the public veers radically from everyone else and it’s the same segment that radically opposes intelligent design.”
Here are the statistics, as Dave presented them:
High School or less: 42/48
Some College: 41/52
College graduate: 46/49
Post graduate: 55/40
Here are the two important words that were included in Gallup’s characterization of the data, but omitted from Dave’s characterization:
The educational data is actually quite different when the entire population is viewed:
High School or less: 51/40
Some College: 49/44
College graduate: 50/44
Post graduate: 59/36
Seriously, Dave, did you really think nobody was going to figure out that you weren’t actually talking about the entire population of the United States?