Statistics on the Table

Statistics on the Table

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This lively collection of essays examines statistical ideas with an ironic eye for their essence and what their history can tell us for current disputes. The topics range from seventeenth-century medicine and the circulation of blood, to the cause of the Great Depression and the effect of the California gold discoveries of 1848 upon price levels, to the determinations of the shape of the Earth and the speed of light, to the meter of Virgil's poetry and the prediction of the Second Coming of Christ.This lively collection of essays examines statistical ideas with an ironic eye for their essence and what their history can tell us for current disputes.


Title:Statistics on the Table
Author: Stephen M. Stigler
Publisher:Harvard University Press - 2002
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