posted on 11/07/2011 4:45:16 PM PST
posted on 11/07/2011 5:23:13 PM PST
I have a book on lying with statistics that was written in the twenties.
I don’t remember all the cute quips from the opening section, but I do remember that practically every other item was “always use averages, never ever let yourself be forced to use the mean”.
And really, you can get pretty far with just that.
posted on 11/07/2011 6:01:30 PM PST
(Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
I'm embarrassed to admit I never thought of this. I should have: when my mom married my step-dad in 1976, we were poor as church mice. One income at GM supporting a wife and three kids, living in a trailor parked on a patch of land while my step-dad struggled to build a house in his spare time. Wearing hand-me-down clothes, never able to do or buy anything.
30 years later, they're retired to a log cabin in the UP, got Harleys and various toys, living comfortably... their income was plenty once we kids grew up and left home, and they sold the house for a nice little sum and moved somewhere cheaper. Well, duh. (smacks self on head)
posted on 11/07/2011 6:08:59 PM PST
(Islam is as Islam does.)
Here’s a conlcusion from an interesting statistic:
Human beings are becoming immortal!
What is the underlying “proof”. Although the human species has existed for over 150,000 years, statisically speaking, over 80% of all humans who have ever lived are still living.
posted on 11/08/2011 12:12:05 AM PST
(Using profanity gives people who don't want information from you an excuse not to listen.)
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