posted on Jul, 12 2014 @ 07:08 PM
a reply to: anonentity
I like the idea. It's neat. That said, I doubt it has statistical significance.
It's perhaps a freaky coincidence, or there might be some confirmation bias going on. How many people with the middle name of "Wayne" are in the
world? No way to know without having/using census data for whatever countries you're going to use as a case study... So, we don't know the total,
but this appears to be a list of all the murders known... Without knowing the total, we cannot say with certainty that the proportion of people with
the middle name of Wayne that are murders is any higher than say the Proportion of people with the middle name of Henry. See, we don't have a
background to compare it with, so this list surely looks vast and impressive, but it could just as easily be the case that there are a
disproportionately low number of people with the name of Wayne who are murderers when compared to people with other middle names that are
The way I see it, the list looks quite expansive, but expansive means nothing without something with which to compare it.