Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine,  2 (1817–18), 169–70.

The Knights Errant. No. I

Sir Dacryon, pseud.  [John G Lockhart? [doubtful]] *




Statistics, Immorality, Government, War

    Argues that statistics is 'a science which is an evil'. States: 'I have no doubt that the degradation and fall of particular states is very likely to result from the increasing accuracy with which, by the kindness of a set of dry and unimaginative arithmeticians, great nations are put to school and taught to calculate, in black and white, the exact amount of their comparative powers of doing harm'. (169)

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