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View Resource Quote: Poincare on Chance

"Chance is only the measure of our ignorance." A quote from French mathematician and physicist Jules Henri Poincare (1854 - 1912) found in The Foundations of Science,page 395, The Science Press, 1913. 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: Geary on Normality

"Normality is a myth; there never has, and never will be, a normal distribution." A quote by Irish statistician and econometrician Roy C. Geary (1896 - 1983) found in Biometrika volume 34, 1947, page 241.

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View Resource Quote: Brandeis on Averages

"I abhor averages. I like the individual case. A man may have six meals one day and none the next, making an average of three meals per day, but that is not a good way to live." A quote by American Supreme Court Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis (1856 - 1951) as quoted in Brandeis: A Free Man's Life by Alpheus Thomas Mason Viking Press, 1946; page 145). The quote also appears in Statistically...

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View Resource Quote: Watt on Statistics

"Do not put your faith in what statistics say until you have carefully considered what they do not say." A quote by English professor William Whyte Watt (1912 - 1996) in his book An American Rhetoric (Rinehart and Co.; 1958 3rd edition, page 382).

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View Resource Quote: Cohen on Theory vs Fact

"The facts that we dislike we call theories; the theories that we cherish we call facts." a quote from American legal scholar Felix Solomon Cohen (1907 - 1953) in his paper "Field Theory and Judicial Logic" published in the Yale Law Journal (vol. 59, 1950 pages 238-272).

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