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st: RE: RE: RE: RE: -help- vs. -whelp-
No computers in Emerson's time, but:
"We do not listen with the best regard
to the verses of a man who is only a poet,
nor to his problems if he is only an algebraist;
but if a man is at once acquainted
with the geometric foundation of things
and with their festal splendor, his poetry is exact
and his arithmetic musical."
I only know the one famous (variously attributed - Disraeli, Churchill,
Twain) quotation on statistics....
Now, if we can only convince Ronan Conroy to give us another poem....
Lee Sieswerda, Epidemiologist
Thunder Bay District Health Unit
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Nick Cox [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 12:04 PM
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> Subject: st: RE: RE: RE: -help- vs. -whelp-
> At least he didn't impugn statistical or computer people
> -- in this quotation.
> Lee Sieswerda
> > Okay, how about this:
> > "A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by
> > little statesmen and philosophers and divines."
> > > and thus sacrificed consistency. (At this
> > > point some may want to quote Emerson.)
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