There appears to be a new blog at Science Blogs, and it is APPLIED STATISTICS!!!!! That’s the name of the blog, and that’s what it is about, and the blogger is Andrew Gelman. Welcome Andrew. We needed a stats blog, and it is very nice to have you here.
So now, a statistics joke:
Three statisticians go rabbit hunting. They wait patiently in the hunting blind for several hours and finally a rabbit comes hopping into view, and pauses to munch on the carefully laid out bait.
By pre-arranged lottery, Statistician 0 fires his rifle at the rabbit, but the bullet shoots right over the rabbit’s head, missing the target.
Statistician 1 then takes aim and fires. But the bullet’s trajectory is low, and it penetrates the ground in front of the rabbit, who is now rather bewildered at this strange turn of events.
Statistician 2 lifts his rifle, and places it backwards over his shoulder, stands up and starts to head back to the car.
“Well, we got him!” he intones, as he heads home, happy to have had another average day.
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