Statistics: Schools of inference

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This is a quote attributed to John Tukey in 1990 reported in Mallows, C. (2003) "John Tukey at Bell Labs." Statistical Science, 18, 332-335

Today, I do not believe there is any chance for a successful single unifying approach to inference. ... This does not disturb me --- growing partial understanding is all that we have seen in such fields as theoretical physics --- and the problems of inference are broader and harder to experiment on. ... I have come to think [of] belief in a unified structure for inference as dangerous form of hubris.