Definition of an Actuary

"An actuary is a person who passes as an expert on the basis of his or her prolific ability to produce an infinite variety of incomprehensible figures calculated with micrometric precision from the vaguest of assumptions based on debatable evidence of confusing data derived by persons of doubtful reliability for the sole purpose of confusing an already hopelessly befuddled group of persons who never read the statistics anyway."

To find real stuff about actuaries, check out the Society of Actuaries homepage.


Michael E. Gallagher
d/b/a Gallagher Actuarial Services
P.O. Box 297
Sebago, ME 04029-0297
Tel: (207) 650-6405
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