|Prof Darren Wilkinson||Professor of Stochastic Modelling|
|School of Mathematics & Statistics|
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On science... "We can only see a short distance ahead, but we can see plenty there that needs to be done." - Alan Turing
"The true logic of this world is in the calculus of probabilities" - James Clerk Maxwell
On statistics... "Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write." - H.G. Wells
"To call in the statistician after the experiment is done may be no more than asking him to perform a post-mortem examination: he may be able to say what the experiment died of." - R.A. Fisher
... and subjective probability... "... There is no way, however, in which the individual can avoid the burden of responsibility for his own evaluations. The key cannot be found that will unlock the enchanted garden wherein, among the fairy-rings and the shrubs of magic wands, beneath the trees laden with monads and noumena, blossom forth the flowers of probabilitas realis. With these fabulous blooms safely in our button-holes we would be spared the necessity of forming opinions, and the heavy loads we bear upon our necks would be rendered superflous once and for all." - Bruno de Finetti, Theory of Probability, Vol 2