- "A certain elementary training in statistical method is becoming as necessary for anyone living in this world of today as reading and writing."
H. G. Wells: "World Brain", 1938 (Link)
- "Eine gewisse Grundunterweisung in der statistischen Methode ist für jeden, der in unserer heutigen Welt lebt, so unabdingbar wie Lesen und Schreiben."
H. G. Wells, 1938
- "Perhaps H.G. Wells was right when he said 'Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write.'"
Und in dieser Version wurde das H.G.-Wells-Zitat seitdem zu einem Lieblingszitat aller Statistiker.
- "Statistisches Denken wird eines Tages für mündige Staatsbürger ebenso wichtig sein, wie die Fähigkeit zu lesen oder zu schreiben."
- „Statistisches Denken wird eines Tages genauso wichtig sein für eine aufgeklärte Gesellschaft wie die Fähigkeit zu lesen und zu schreiben".
- "Statistisches Denken wird eines Tages für ein fähiges Bürgertum ebenso notwendig sein, wie die Beherrschung des Lesens und Schreibens.
- "Wolle man mündige Bürger, so müsse man diesen Lesen, Schreiben und statistisches Denken beibringen, sagte einmal Herbert G. Wells, der Autor der "Zeitmaschine". (Link)
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H.G. Wells: "World Brain." Methuen & Co., London: 1938 Project Gutenberg
W. Tankard Jr.: "The H.G. Wells quote on statistics: A question of accuracy". Historia Mathematica, The University of Texas, Austin: 1979 (Link) (Diese verdienstvolle Studie ist nicht mehr aktuell, da der Autor das ursprüngliche Zitat von H.G. Wells nicht gefunden hat.)
Gerd Gigerenzer: "Risiko: Wie man die richtigen Entscheidungen trifft." C. Bertelsmann, München: 2013 (Link)
Darrell Huff: "How to Lie with Statistics."W. W. Norton & Company, New York: 1954
Quora: "What is the source of the H.G. Wells quote, "Statistical thinking will one day be as necessary for efficient citizenship as the ability to read and write"? 2012 (Nicht mehr aktuell.)
"A certain elementary training in statistical method is becoming as necessary for anyone living in this world of today as reading and writing. I am asking for this much contemporary history as the crowning phase, the graduation phase of our knowledge-giving. After that much foundation, the informative side of education may well be left to look after itself."
H.G. Wells: World Brain, 1938, Project Gutenberg
"The great body of physical science, a great deal of the essential fact of financial science, and endless social and political problems are only accessible and only thinkable to those who have had a sound training in mathematical analysis, and the time may not be very remote when it will be understood that for complete initiation as an efficient citizen of one of the new great complex world-wide states that are now developing, it is as necessary to be able to compute, to think in averages and maxima and minima, as it is now to be able to read and write. This development of mathematical teaching is only another aspect of the necessity that is bringing the teaching of drawing into schools, the necessity that is so widely, if not always very intelligently perceived, of clearheadedness about quantity, relative quantity, and form, that our highly mechanical, widely extended, and still rapidly extending environments involve.
Arithmetic and geometry were taught in the mediaeval school as sciences, in addition the quadrivium involved the science of astronomy, and now that the necessary fertilizing inundation of our general education by the classical languages and their literatures subsides, science of a new sort reappears in our schools. I must confess that a lot of the science teaching that appears in schools nowadays impresses me as being a very undesirable encumbrance of the curriculum. The schoolman’s science came after the training in language and expression, late in the educational scheme, and it aimed, it pretended—whatever its final effect was—to strengthen and enlarge the mind by a noble and spacious sort of knowledge. "
H.G. Wells: Mankind in the Making, 1903 Project Gutenberg