Re: Randomness

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Date: Fri May 24 2002 - 20:50:36 EDT

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    Dr. Fred Brooks recounted the story of a Christian statistician he
    knew who used such a technique. Like the apostles, he had narrowed
    down the possibilities to two job options based on all available
    information. He then flipped a coin to decide which offer to take.

    I think that the choice proved to be good, with the situation at the
    other department deteriorating soon after his choice, but I am not
    confident about my memory of that part of the story.

         Dr. David Campbell
         Old Seashells
         University of Alabama
         Biodiversity & Systematics
         Dept. Biological Sciences
         Box 870345
         Tuscaloosa, AL 35487 USA

    That is Uncle Joe, taken in the masonic regalia of a Grand Exalted
    Periwinkle of the Mystic Order of Whelks-P.G. Wodehouse, Romance at
    Droitgate Spa

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