Oct 30, 2007

more dubious vampire math

You'd think the editors of Skeptical Inquirer would've seen through this one:
If we factor in the human birthrate into our discussion, we find that, after a few months, the human birthrate is very small compared to the number of deaths due to vampires. This means that ignoring this factor has a negligibly small impact on our conclusion. In our example, the death of humanity would be prolonged by only one month.
Sadly, this argument deserves to be called the Vampire Math Fallacy.

Two words: vampire hunters.

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