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When in doubt, play chromatic

Joe Pass

Infrequent doesn’t disprove

There is no logical warrant for considering an event known to occur in a given hypothesis, even if infrequently, as disproving the hypothesis.

Joseph Berkson in “Tests of significance considered as evidence”. Journal of the American Statistical Association 37: 325-335.

Not a contribution to science

Null hypotheses of no difference are usually known to be false before the data are collected … when they are, their rejection or acceptance simply reflects the size of the sample and the power of the test, and is not a contribution to science

Savage 1957 cited by Nelder 1999 “From Statistics to Statistical Science”. The Statistician 48(2): 257-269.
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