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1. In an attempt to prove a point, gathering and assembling data in such a way that one only convinces oneself of its validity
2. Trying to justify an incorrect opinion, statement, or assumption, by manipulating available data in a way that is only satisfying to the person with the incorrect opinion, statement, or assumption.
He rattled off a bunch of obscure statistics to defend his vote on the stimulus package, but it was all mathsturbation.
by RVLambo February 01, 2009