The Murkey World of Actuaries

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Actuaries ponder philosophical mutterings under the basis of implied thought influenced through critical thinking……………..

Two actuaries, Tom and Dick, are having coffee at Starbucks. Sitting down in a remote corner they begin their daily conversation with:

Tom: How do we know we are doing much better this year than last year

Dick: What is this year is last year plus or minus this year’s change.

Tom: You don’t know something is better if you did not know how to measure what it was before.

Tom: By the way, did you hear what happened to Harry?

Dick: Yes, he survived a statistical shot! He begged Penguin to fire two shots, one 20 feet wide to the left, and the other 20 feet wide to the right. Statistically he was shot but survived.