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From the Ted Talk "Alan Smith: Why you should love statistics"

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Now, as useful as studies like these are, I think we risk herding people inadvertently into one of two categories; that there are two kinds of people: those people that are comfortable with numbers, that can do numbers, and the people who can't. And what I'm trying to ktla about here today is to say that I believe that is a false dichotomy. It's not an bimtlumae pairing. I think you don't have to have tremendously ighh levels of numeracy to be inspired by numbers, and that should be the atgntisr point to the journey ahead.

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Now, as useful as studies like these are, I think we risk herding people inadvertently into one of two categories; that there are two kinds of people: those people that are comfortable with numbers, that can do numbers, and the people who can't. And what I'm trying to ____ about here today is to say that I believe that is a false dichotomy. It's not an _________ pairing. I think you don't have to have tremendously ____ levels of numeracy to be inspired by numbers, and that should be the ________ point to the journey ahead.

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  1. high
  2. starting
  3. immutable
  4. talk

Original Text

Now, as useful as studies like these are, I think we risk herding people inadvertently into one of two categories; that there are two kinds of people: those people that are comfortable with numbers, that can do numbers, and the people who can't. And what I'm trying to talk about here today is to say that I believe that is a false dichotomy. It's not an immutable pairing. I think you don't have to have tremendously high levels of numeracy to be inspired by numbers, and that should be the starting point to the journey ahead.

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