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Quote: Lang on misuse of statistics

He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts ... for support rather than illumination. A quote attributed to scottish writer Andrew Lang (1844-1912) in Evan Esar's "The Dictionary of Humerous Quotations". Dell Publishing, 1943. The quote also appears in "Statistically Speaking: A dictionary of quotations" compiled by Carl Gaither and Alma Cavazos-Gaither.
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Date Of Record Creation 2006-12-07 13:07:00
Date Last Modified 2006-12-07 13:07:00
Date Of Record Release 2006-12-07 13:07:00
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Author Name Andrew Lang
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