“Today’s information rush is exemplified by the great promise of overflowing observational data, hyper communications, and the approaching Internet of Things. The promotional hype intially comes from journals, self-glorifying books, and vendors, all with a certain perspective that is not informed by practice experience—publishers are unable to discern qualifications. This creates misinformation stampedes with energized statistics deniers writing amplifying blogs, presentation decks, et al., which further mischaracterize and even adulterate statistics. The downstream echos talk everyone into believing their own hyped fabrications. Two of the problems are that 1. Selling good statistics practice can be less lucrative than cutting some serious corners; and 2. Promoting services, workshops, data-analysis results, etc. is easier when not encombered by competently weilding and accurately depicting statistics.” Randy Bartlett ( 18.05.2015 )