I Like to Check Statistics

On the value of Statistics

I like to check statistics
I'm mathematically inclined
But if I trust heuristics
The truth is intertwined

The more data that I have
A better outcome can predict
'Efficacious is this aloe salve?'
'Should seatbelts be an edict?'

'Is there really global warming?'
'Will my favorite stocks go up?'
'Are glaciers now deforming?'
'Half full or empty is my cup?'

So as the probables I ponder
And of the possibilities I think
I gaze with eagerness out yonder
New truths, always on the brink

Copyright 2009 - Mindy Makuta (aka MyFairLadyah)
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