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Three statisticians went bow-hunting.

When they came upon a deer, the first statistician knocked his arrow, pulled back the string, and released. Swiiiish! His arrow flew silently a meter behind the buck's head, who calmly continued his revery.

The second statistician knocked an arrow, pulled back, and swiiish. His shaft flew a meter in front of the buck, who, observing its flight, bolted and disappeared into the brush.

"Well," said the third statistician, "we got him."




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Where the hell are you bowhunting,

that the buck is still around after the first shot?

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

Statisticians have no arrows. None at all.

Before setting weights & measures, economic statisticians or bankers first must assume an arrow into existence. Only then may they commence to flinging things at targets & the unsuspecting.

History shows that no matter how many economists shoot their imaginary arrows at their imaginary targets, few, if any, hit any predicted targets. The more sober of us have cause to wonder. To what point do economists rise? Are we in danger?

And economists lull the rest of us into believing they are harmless fools. We may render such fools as harmless by discounting their imaginary arrows. Legal fodder. Legal fiction. The Monopoly Game ®. Thus we may attend to our own business without being cast asunder.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul

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The true spirit of statistics. There you have it. :)

The true spirit of statistics. There you have it. :)

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Lol,

I wonder how long it will be before they relize they forgot to retrieve their arrows, do we have stats on it?

God Bless
Stēkō

Drew, by the very grace of GOD through the blood of Christ Jesus.
"there shall come after us men whom shall garner great wealth using our system, and having done so shall seek to slam the door of prosperity behind them." George Washington

These three statisticians assumed their arrows into existence.

They don't retrieve anything. Not arrows. Not targets. Nothing.

In The Monopoly Game ® all play through. All game goes to the the bank.

Disclaimer: Mark Twain (1835-1910-To be continued) is unlicensed. His river pilot's license went delinquent in 1862. Caution advised. Daily Paul