Hal (hal_obrien) wrote,

Quote of the Day

"Before Alfred Kinsey took up human sexuality, he studied wasps--thousands and thousands of them, whose bodies he minutely examined. Yet when asked what he could say about The Wasp, he replied that he hadn't really seen enough specimens to generalize."

-- David Berreby, in Slate
Tags: black swan, epistomology, generalization, kinsey, lexicon, quotes, sample size, statistics

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