I’m not really much a blogger, but recently I’ve found myself dismayed by the way research and data have been used in popular arguments.  It seems like people see a statistic that confirms a belief they hold and immediately treat it as gospel and repeat it without even a cursory check to see where it came from.  I have no idea how often I’ll actually end up posting, but when I do, I hope to shine a little light into murky world of what I call Data Gone Odd.