Yes. It is unacceptable that:(quote) " In statistics text books it is proposed that sampling from a finite population with replacement is equivalent to sampling from an infinite population. " In fact, as Greg pointed out from ONE SINGLE SAMPLE one can obtain a set of Bootstrap samples able to provide parameters estimates of the Population. HOWEVER this set, because it is constructed from the same items. is NEVER EQUIVALENT to a set of samples DIRECTLY drawn from the Population.