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“Amends might be made in the interest of the new generation of students by printing in leaded type in future editions of existing text-books and in all new text-books:

Normality is a myth; there never was, and never will be, a normal distribution.

This is an over-statement from the practical point of view, but it represents a safer initial mental attitude than any in fashion during the past two decades.”

Geary, Biometrika, 1947


“Forget about getting definitive results from a single experiment; instead embrace variation, accept uncertainty, and learn what you can.”

Andrew Gelman 2018

Gelman, A. (2018) The Failure of Null Hypothesis Significance Testing When Studying Incremental Changes, and What to Do About It. Pers Soc Psychol B, 44, 16-23.

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