Originally from a Readers Digest funny ... ( courtesy of Bill Droogendyk )
An accountant, an engineer and a statistician went hunting. Found a deer.
Accountant shot 4 feet to the left, engineer 4 feet to the right,
statistician said "We got him, we got him!"
From: Quentin McMullen [mailto:QuentinMcMullen@WESTAT.COM]
Sent: Thursday, May 16, 2002 4:42 PM
Subject: Re: Statistics !
At 11:56 AM 05/16/2002 -0400, Fehd, Ronald J. wrote:
>Lest we get too damn deep in the details of trees, and
>and forget the forest, I will recommend:
>How to Lie with Statistics
I've been a long-time fan of a related quote, which I've
seen attributed to
Harvard statistician Frederick Mosteller: "It is easy to lie
statistics. But it is easier to lie without them."