Having an inquisitive mind, I often surf the information superhighway otherwise known as the Internet and always come across interesting bits of information that tends to raise questions resulting in articles written for The Lang Report.
As this is a regular occurrence, I will be adding an ongoing category titled "Brain Food" which I am sure my readers will find more than worthwhile.
Here's a little tidbit of information which is a sample of things to come,
Statistics have always fascinated me as numbers, like words, can tell a story through their interpretation and therein lies the key. We have all seen one politician rattling off an array of numbers in an effort to make their point, only to be followed by their adversary making a counter-point using the same figures. How is that possible?
Mark Twain wrote: "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."
I remembered once reading about the extraordinary amount of Nobel prizes won by people of Jewish ancestry compared to other population segments. I do have some theories as to why this is so but I will save them for a later article. Even though I was born Jewish myself, I am not making any judgments as to the superiority of Jews over any other group. I am merely publishing an existing statement of fact.
Read on and draw your own conclusions.....OK?
From a pool of 12 million Jews (0.2% of the world's population) which works out to 2 out of every 1,000 people there are 178 Nobel Prize winners
From a pool of 1.4 billion Muslims (20% of the world's population) which works out to 2 out of every 10 people there are 9 Nobel Prize winners
Based on these numbers, the Muslims represent 117 times the number of Jews! Based upon this 117:1 Muslim-to-Jewish ratio, one might expect the Muslims to have 24,920 Nobel Laureates, but have only 9.
Why do you think that is so? Thankfully the answer is not a simple one as it must take into account many factors. We will discuss these and more in a subsequent post.