One day there was a fire in a wastebasket in the Dean's office and in
rushed a physicist, a chemist, and a statistician. The physicist
immediately starts to work on how much energy would have to be
removed from the fire to stop the combustion. The chemist works on
which reagent would have to be added to the fire to prevent oxidation.
While they are doing this, the statistician is setting fires to all the other
wastebaskets in the office. "What are you doing?" they demanded. "Well
to solve the problem, obviously you need a large sample size" the