Thursday, August 27, 2015

Fun with statistics...............................

A statistical analysis, properly conducted, is a delicate dissection of uncertainties, a surgery of suppositions.  
-M.J. Moroney

Statistics can be made to prove anything - even the truth.  
-Author Unknown

There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up.  
-Rex Stout, 

Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.  

-Author Unknown

Torture numbers, and they'll confess to anything.  
-Gregg Easterbrook

I always find that statistics are hard to swallow and impossible to digest.  The only one I can ever remember is that if all the people who go to sleep in church were laid end to end they would be a lot more comfortable.  
-Mrs. Robert A. Taft

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