Monday, October 16, 2006

Sample Quotation

"Statistics, the most important science in the whole world: for upon it depends the practical application of every other science and of every art: the one science essential to all political and social administration, all education, all organization based on experience, for it only gives results of our experience."
Florence Nightingale (1820-1910, pioneering British nurse)

Informal polls indicate that a full 78% of respondents agree with 63% of the above quotation. 1/10th of those polled did not understand fractions.

2 Comments:

Anonymous dave said...

i find it interesting that one would admit that all science is founded on mathematical principles. this logical discipline, along with geometry, logically does not need to conform to empircal reality - in fact, we are saying here that mathematics constitutes the possibility for the concept of measurement, for instrument creation. without mathematics observation beyond the 'apparent' to the eye would not be possible. If we can agree with this then science needs to re-evaluate its claim to being the only discipline fundamentally grounded in the real. or am i once again missing the point?

6:26 PM  
Blogger Cosd said...

On another note, will Master Darren be gracing our city with his presence? I sent you an email, but I guess you don't associate with our campus anymore... :p ... Anyway, hope to see you tomorrow! Give me a call if you're in town (I'm at the same #). ;)

-Josh

8:55 PM  

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