musings on music and life

June 21, 2016

Statistics? Statistics?

Filed under: Philosophy — sankirnam @ 12:20 pm

Statistics? Statistics? Statistics mean nothing, newbie. As doctors, we know that people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer have an 85% death rate within five years, whereas people having an appendectomy have a 95% survival rating, but we both know pancreatic cancer sufferers who are still alive and appendicitis patients who didn’t make it. Statistics mean nothing to the individual. Not a damn thing.” -Dr. Cox, Scrubs

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