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
University of Alabama
Biodiversity & Systematics
Dept. Biological Sciences
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
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