Category: quotes

  • Night


    All human thought, all science, all religion, is the holding of a candle to the night of the universe. The Black Book of Clark Ashton Smith

  • Not a contribution to science

    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 data may not contain the answer

    The data may not contain the answer

    The combination of some data and an aching desire for an answer does not ensure that a reasonable answer can be extracted from a given body of data. John W Tukey in Sunset Salvo. 1986. The American Statistician 40(1): 72-76.

  • Rouge


    Valentine: If I had to go to court…are there still judges like you? The Judge: You won’t go to court. Justice doesn’t deal with the innocent. Krzysztof Kieslowski, Trois couleurs: Rouge

  • Never underestimate the determination of a kid who is time-rich and cash-poor Cory Doctorow, Little Brother