- Prof Dev
Chance is only the measure of our ignorance. A quote from French mathematician and physicist Jules Henri Poincare (1854 - 1912) found in "The Foundations of Science", page 395, The Science Press, 1913. The quote also appears in "Statistically Speaking: A dictionary of quotations" compiled by Carl Gaither and Alma Cavazos-Gaither.
A song describing how sample means will follow the normal curve regardless of how skewed the population histogram is, provided n is very large. The lyrics were written by Dennis Pearl and Peter Sprangers, both then at The Ohio State University. The audio recording was produced by The University of Texas at El Paso student Nicolas Acedo who also performed the vocals