But it’s so comforting…

So, today I needed to perform a Kolmogorov Smirnov two-sample test, and I had to refresh my memory a bit on the details. Given that I just moved overseas, most of my notes are tucked away in Kansas City at the moment, so I turned to the web.

In Wikipedia-ing my way back to restoring my memory, I stumbled upon this quote about testing null-hypotheses that made me laugh. It describes it as “mindless statistics” and “a ritual conducted to convince ourselves that we have the evidence needed to confirm our theories.”


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