in reply to No More Meaningless Benchmarks!

Mark Twain said "There are three types of lies; lies, damn lies, and statistics."

Unfortunately the world is dumbed-down enough that people can easily be bamboozled by stats. Just reflect on advertising slogans and claims (a few contrived examples):

What people often don't get is the concept of statistical significance. ...and relative significance (which is related). Teaching that is beyond the scope of this node. ;)