26 February 2010

DNA: not the evidenciary gold standard after all

This article from Washington Monthly about demonstrated flaws in DNA 'finger printing' is extremely chilling in the light of the sinister emphasis placed upon it by the British police

I curse the fact that I dropped out of an undergraduate course on statistical method. Like any half-way sentient person, I know that the aphorism about lies, damned lies and statistics applies across the board to any statement emerging from the Apparat.

But I lack the mathematical skill to attack the third and most pernicious form of deceit with which the pullulating parasitocracy seeks to justify its existence and to grow ever more intrusive.

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