This video shows Hans Rosling, a statistician who is doing a great job of popularizing his craft, vividly illustrating what 200 years of scientific progress — medicine, materials, agriculture, and many other fields — can accomplish.
(Hat tip to JL for the link.)
4 Thoughts on "The Healthy, Wealthy Corner — What 200 Years of Scientific Progress Can Do"
Hans Rosling has been successfully explaining statistics to the masses for years now. He is a regular at the TED conference, for more videos see http://www.ted.com/search?q=Hans