One sees in this essay that the theory of probabilities is basically only common sense reduced to a calculus.
Frederick Mosteller died on July 23, 2006.
Mosteller wrote over 50 books and over 350 papers, with over 200 coauthors.
What is difference between “significant” and “statistically significant”, why absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, and where is the thin line between lying with statistics and misleading due to misunderstood statistics. A must read at the Sabermetric Research blog.
Absence of evidence: the Oregon Medicaid study
I happen to know, but in case you don’t, this is a good read for you 🙂
Biostatisticians: Do You Know What They Do?