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View Poll Results: What is the best hiking / camping gun
.22 pistol / rifle - bang scares animals and is light 6 4.51%
.38 / 9mm pistol / carbine - adequate stopping power for most encounters 4 3.01%
.40 / .45 pistol / carbine - proven stopping power 8 6.02%
.357 mag / .44 mag - I will haul the weight - great stopping power 50 37.59%
5.56mm rifle - My AR will stop those beasts.... 1 0.75%
308 / 7.62mm - heavy round does the talking 10 7.52%
12 ga - the mother of all defensive loads. 51 38.35%
30-06, 7mm rem mag - long range shooter 2 1.50%
.375 H&H, .460 weather mag - elephants - NP 5 3.76%
Other.... 7 5.26%
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Old July 4, 2005, 04:44 PM   #126
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I will be the first to admit that statistics can be misused/misunderstood by the careless or dishonest. Having said that, there is very little that happens in science/medicine/engineering without some involvement of statistics, and as often as not, the involvement is pivotal to either discovering a phenomenon or pinning it down.

And I am not a statistician by academic department - so that's not the voice of "promote your core discipline"... my degrees all came from chemistry departments. Even coming up as a student though, I was active in other useful fields - that's where all the good stuff happens, is at the interface between fields.
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Old July 4, 2005, 04:53 PM   #127
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"that's where all the good stuff happens, is at the interface between fields."

THAT'S hittin' the nail on the head, Cal! By the way, I was only spoofin' ya about statistics. Truth is, I think I understood integral calculus better than I did statistics.... and I flunked calculus ,
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Old July 4, 2005, 05:09 PM   #128
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Desert Eagle on my hip wityh 3 mags. 2 Frags. and a 3 1/2 inch magnum semi auto with slugs on a sling. Ohhh and balls of steel.
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Old July 4, 2005, 05:12 PM   #129
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Everyone has a subject that is their "kryptonite" ;-) When I first got to school, I didn't have the maturity to recognize the seriousness of why I was there, and what would happen afterwards - to me, the whole thing was just a lark! I did poorly all around. Eventually, I wised up though, and made up for lost time, and things worked out alright.

Whether or not you enjoyed your time in stats, Capt, you strike me as quite a bright guy. Noticing for example the structure in that data, even while it was in the table, shows that the lights are on, and shining bright!
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