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During World War II, the US Army assigned statistician Abraham Wald the task of statistically figuring out where extra armor should be added to American bombers.
After analyzing the evidence and sharing it with the Army, he recommended the exact opposite of what the Army assumed. The reason was that the Army had engaged in a logical fallacy.
Learn more about survivorship bias and how it manifests itself into everyday thinking, on this episode of Everything Everywhere Daily.
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