Saturday, January 24, 2009

Mathematical Thought for the Day

Courtesy of Tim Blair:

In 2004, George W. Bush continued dividing America with his divisive policies by divisively winning the election with 50.7 per cent of the vote. In 2008, Barack Obama united the entire world in a unifying spirit of unity by winning with 52.9 per cent of the vote.
Then again, is it really surprising that 2.2% can make such a profound difference, when only 1% can give us this?