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While the individual man is …

26 Feb

While the individual man is an insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he becomes a mathematical certainty. You can, for example, never foretell what any one man will do, but you can say with precision what an average number will be up to. Individuals vary, but percentages remain constant. So says the statistician. 

The Sign of the four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 

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2 Responses to “While the individual man is …”

  1. benjaminsolak February 26, 2014 at 4:17 pm #

    “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Benjamin Disraeli

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  2. sweetyshinde March 2, 2014 at 10:16 am #

    Very true. Herd mentality, I guess.

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