Lady Tasting Tea (in the wild)

Here is an interesting excerpt from a review of the book The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century: “Salsburg believes that the public is not fully aware of the degree to which recent developments in statistics impact the way we perceive the world. He correctly points out that the twentieth century saw the fading of a deterministic outlook and the rise of a statistical/probabilistic way of looking at the world. This ongoing revolution is not only in the physical sciences, it also touches the social sciences and even the humanities. Though profound, it is a quiet revolution that has been unnoticed by many.” –Marc H. Mehlman

SITW blog officially endorses the book The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century by David Salsburg. A good review of the book can be found here.

Interesting fact: David Salsburg received the first Statistics Ph. D. granted by the University of Connecticut in 1966.

Cheers.

Posted on August 16, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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