Friday, September 23, 2005

Long term view of things

"Meditation on Statistical Method"

Plato, despair! We prove by norms
How numbers bear Empiric forms,

How random wrong Will average right
If time be long And error slight;

But in our hearts Hyperbole
Curves and departs To infinity.

Error is boundless. Nor hope nor doubt,
Though both be groundless, Will average out.

-- J . V. Cunningham


-- headline posted on a friend's desk at Clemson

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, for Him to be the First-born among many brothers. But whom He predestinated, these He also called; and whom He called, those He also justified. And whom He justified, these He also glorified.

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?

Truly He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

Who shall lay anything to the charge of God's elect?

-- Paul the apostle (Romans 8:28-33a - MKJV)

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