The Discernable Interviews

Professor Norman Fenton: Lying With Statistics - The World Has Been Conned

1hr 31min

20 August 2022

Norman Fenton is a professor of Risk Information Management at Queen Mary University of London and director of Agena – a company focused on uncertainty quantification, probabilistic models and smart data.

He has spoken out loudly and often against ‘statistical illusions’ that, though convincing, are in complete mathematical error.

The professor believes these statistical illusions have been used by governments to falsely justify many policies, and that even his fellow statisticians who see the error are too afraid to speak out.

Professor Fenton test the voracity of mortality statistics, vaccination statistics, infection/case statistics et al and in this interview he gives both the theory and calculations behind his claims that the world has been conned by bad statistical analysis.