• Correlation is not cause, it is just a 'music of chance'.

    Siri Hustvedt (1955 - )

  • …nobody with much experience of medical statistics supposes that the method of multiple correlation (or any other method) carried so far as the available data permit one to carry it, can succeed in isolating the significant factors and only the significant factors.

    Hilda Mary Woods (1892 - 1971)

  • Patient: I'm feeling guilty.  Do you think I was unkind in a past life?

    Psychologist: Well, I can hypnotize you and look for regression to the mean.

    Larry Lesser & Dennis Pearl

  • I just saw a new local band -- on paper, its musicians appear to have the same traits, but when they play, they all sounded really different!

    They called themselves Anscombe's Quartet!


    Larry Lesser

  • by Maarten Manhoff (1972 - )


    means that

    as one goes up
    the other comes down

    for example

    when rain comes down
    umbrellas go up.