That said, I received my Ph.D. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Where did you get yours - given you idiotic comment above?
What I posted is from Isaac Asimov's Foundation Trilogy novels. I would have thought a smart guy like you should be familiar with the humorous allusion. You didn't even bother to google Hari Seldon's name?
Although seriously, Isaac Asimov's First Foundation novel in 1951 did present the idea that what he called "Psychohistory" can predict the future of large populations using statistical laws of mass action, which sounded similar to what you had posted.