Tim Harford explains the numbers and statistics used in everyday life
Galileo Galilei (The Assayer, 1623):
'The universe cannot be read until we have learnt the language and become familiar with the characters in which it is written. It is written in mathematical language... without which means it is humanly impossible to comprehend a single word'
Professor Marcus du Sautoy argues that mathematics is the driving force behind modern science. Ten…