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Friday, April 27, 2007

Cartoon quantifies commitment issue

Professor Scott M. Stanley of the University of Denver in his keynote address to the 2002 Smart Marriages Conference,
What is it with Men and Commitment, Anyway?, cited a survey saying that 85% of divorced couples blamed their breakup on "lack of commitment." Nadeem Irfan Bukhari, Lecturer on Pharmaceutical Technology for the School of Pharmacy at the International Medical University (IMU), Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia, offers this cartoon that speaks on this vital issue. Nadeem worked for about 10 years as a political cartoonist for the National daily press. I am very pleased that he has consented to contribute cartoons like this with a statistical bent. Thank you Nadeem -- very enjoyable!

PS. Having been married now nearly a third of a century, I must counteract my training in statistics that one must never, ever say you are certain about anything. For the record, when my wife asks me this question, I always say "Yes -- 100 percent!"


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