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View Resource Quote: Pasteur on Chance

"In the fields of observation chance favors only the prepared mind." A quote from French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur (1822 - 1895) given at a lecture at University of Lille on December 7, 1854.

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View Resource Joke: The Photo

A joke about the need for students to explain how they arrived at the answers they provide on exams.

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View Resource Quote: Jones on Statistics

"That was why statistics had to be invented - because people were so unstable and irrational, taken one at a time." A quote of American science fiction author Raymond F. Jones (1915 - 1994) found in his 1956 short story The Non-Statistical Man. The quote also appears in Statistically Speaking: A dictionary of quotations compiled by Carl Gaither and Alma Cavazos-Gaither.

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View Resource Quote: Asimov on Measurement

"... we must remember that measures were made for man and not man for measures." a quote of popular science and science fiction author Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992) in Of Time and Space and Other Things page 143, Avon Books, 1965. The quote also appears in Statistically Speaking: A dictionary of quotations compiled by Carl Gaither and Alma Cavazos-Gaither.

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View Resource Quote: Kaplan on Statistical Models

"The words 'model' and 'mode' have, indeed, the same root; today, model building is science a la mode." Quote of american philosopher Abraham Kaplan (1918-1993) appearing in The Conduct of Inquiry (Chandler, 1964) p. 258. Also to be found in Statistically Speaking the dictionary of quotations compiled by Carl Gaither and Alma Cavazos-Gaither p. 140

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