The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century

The Lady Tasting Tea: How Statistics Revolutionized Science in the Twentieth Century

David Salsburg


An insightful, revealing historical past of the paranormal arithmetic that reworked our global.

At a summer season tea social gathering in Cambridge, England, a visitor states that tea poured into milk tastes diverse from milk poured into tea. Her proposal is shouted down via the medical minds of the gang. yet one guy, Ronald Fisher, proposes to scientifically try out the speculation. there is not any larger individual to behavior such an test, for Fisher is a pioneer within the box of information.

The woman Tasting Tea spotlights not just Fisher's theories but in addition the innovative principles of dozens of guys and girls which have an effect on our glossy daily lives. Writing with verve and wit, David Salsburg lines breakthroughs starting from the increase and fall of Karl Pearson's theories to the tools of qc that rebuilt postwar Japan's economic climate, together with a pivotal early examine at the means of a small beer cask on the Guinness brewing manufacturing unit. Brimming with interesting tidbits and colourful characters, The woman Tasting Tea salutes the spirit of these who dared to examine the realm in a brand new way.

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