I love statistics and believe that it has done and will continue to do a tremendous amount of humanitarian, scientific, and economic good. At the same time, there are things about the human experience that cannot be understood quantitatively; I understand them to be more fundamental and important than statistics.
What I’ve written below are not scholarly articles. I do not claim academic expertise in areas such as religion, philosophy, or sociology. But issues of ultimate allegiance are ever present in our lives whether we recognize them or not, and so I believe we all should think about them.