John Harold Plumb
(1911 - 2001)
Science Quotes by John Harold Plumb (1 quote)
Whether we like it or not, quantification in history is here to stay for reasons which the quantifiers themselves might not actively approve. We are becoming a numerate society: almost instinctively there seems now to be a greater degree of truth in evidence expressed numerically than in any literary evidence, no matter how shaky the statistical evidence, or acute the observing eye.
— John Harold Plumb