|On the DL|
Of course I'm definitely an excellent driver.
A mind is a terrible thing.
|Cruising the |
Highway to Hell
The individual who graduated last in his class is also called Doctor.
“Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.”
― Ronald Reagan
|Fighting the good fight|
Woo! Ds get Degrees!
*Doctor Bluto chugs a beer bong of Natty Ice, then heads off to study for the medical board exam*
As the 21st century began, human evolution was at a turning point. Natural selection, the process by which the strongest, the smartest, the fastest, reproduced in greater numbers than the rest, a process which had once favored the noblest traits of man, now began to favor different traits. Most science fiction of the day predicted a future that was more civilized and more intelligent. But as time went on, things seemed to be heading in the opposite direction. A dumbing down. How did this happen? Evolution does not necessarily reward intelligence. With no natural predators to thin the herd, it began to simply reward those who reproduced the most, and left the intelligent to become an endangered species.
We don't sell no g damned trout. T-bone steaks.
|At Jacob's Well|
This. Mathematically, the average is the mean. But people who say "average" often really mean the median, which is the number in the middle of a set (half above, half below).
"But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed." - Isaiah 53:5
I love that movie
A couple SIGs and a few others
what I can see from where I am standing, everyone seems above average
Safety, Situational Awareness and proficiency.
Neck Ties, Hats and ammo brass, Never ,ever touch'em w/o asking first
In some of my school work, we were graded on a curve... I could be stupider than I think I am, d'oh.
I work largely with engineers. I am always the dumbest guy in the room.
Half of all people are below average? I think you are giving "most" of the people far too much credit.
I think I get it. If the average = X and half are below X and half are above X, then X = the median!
|Loves His Wife|
I'm working on bringing up the average in weight.
I am not BIPOLAR. I don't even like bears.
I think whoever decided that, in ordinary English, that the mathematical words 'mean', 'median' and 'mode' can all be called the 'average' should be forced to derive Fermat's Last Theorem in an Taiwanese disco.
|On the DL|
Once again, which "average?"
The mean is 7.
The median is 3.
The mode? There really isn't one in this set of numbers.
A mind is a terrible thing.
|It's pronounced just |
the way it's spelled
Those examples with a small number of members and a non-normal distribution are technically true, but not valid to the title of this thread.
half of all people are below the median, not the average (mean.)
which has probably already been pointed out by some above average posters ahead of me.
"The frost on the ground probably envies the frost on the trees."
I had an MD who'd hit a deer with his car ask me if the deer was dead. I just looked at him and after a second or two said "Aren't you supposed to know more about this than me?"
"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun." - The Dalai Lama
If the total population of the USA were to be decreased by half, the remaining half would be all of them.
Yeah, well sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.
This describes a person where I work. I referred to him in an earlier post as being lucky breathing is an involuntary action.
Always remember that others may hate you but those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.
Richard M Nixon
It's nice to be important, it's more important to be nice.
Billy Joe Shaver
NRA Life Member
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