… is from page 192 of the late Hans Rosling’s brilliant 2018 book, Factfulness:
The numbers will never tell the full story of what life on Earth is all about.
The world cannot be understood without numbers. But the world cannot be understood with numbers alone.
DBx: Keep this vital bit of wisdom in mind whenever you hear some professor, pundit, or politician insist that choosing the best public policies is solely a matter of “following the science.” It’s not and never will be.