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oznabrag
05-03-2017, 08:48 AM
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Jimmy W
05-03-2017, 08:54 AM
And some of them might be here.

Keith Wilson
05-03-2017, 09:01 AM
Not in lake Wobegon.

Ian McColgin
05-03-2017, 09:05 AM
Of course in a class of 5, if four scored 70 and one scored 100, then 80% of the class would be below average.

Canoez
05-03-2017, 09:09 AM
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Old research and current research seems to agree.

sharpiefan
05-03-2017, 09:09 AM
...so 50% are above average! :)

NB- average what?

oznabrag
05-03-2017, 09:22 AM
...so 50% are above average! :)

NB- average what?

That's the scary part.

Nobody seems to know!

oznabrag
05-03-2017, 09:24 AM
Not in lake Wobegon.

No, the children are above average. The adults, not so much.


:d

David G
05-03-2017, 09:24 AM
And... both Dunning and Kruger agree... most of them don't know it.

Too Little Time
05-03-2017, 09:45 AM
...so 50% are above average! :)

Don't jump to a conclusion. 90% could be below average and have it still be true that 50% are below average.

Car guys had a puzzler - repeated a couple weeks age. A man has 5 kids and 1/2 are boys. How can that be?

David G
05-03-2017, 10:01 AM
Right on cue...

ron ll
05-03-2017, 10:07 AM
And don't forget, the average adult has one breast and one testicle.

Jim Bow
05-03-2017, 10:43 AM
Shouldn't it be that 49% are below average?

Dan McCosh
05-03-2017, 10:45 AM
Shouldn't it be that 49% are below average? There is this tortoise and the hare thing....

Rum_Pirate
05-03-2017, 01:39 PM
Let's guess the same New Research Shows That 50% Of US Citizens Are Above Average! (http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthread.php?222935-New-Research-Shows-That-50-Of-US-Citizens-Are-Below-Average!)


NB Talking averages and not 'means' or other statistical terms, right? :)

Bobcat
05-03-2017, 01:46 PM
Never wade across a river with an average depth of four feet

bobbys
05-03-2017, 02:33 PM
99percent of forum members thought HC was a shoo In, This brought down the average .

Canoez
05-03-2017, 02:38 PM
Never wade across a river with an average depth of four feet

Never test the depth of the river with both feet.

StevenBauer
05-03-2017, 03:11 PM
99percent of forum members thought HC was a shoo In, This brought down the average .

And the mathematically challenged weigh in!

JimD
05-03-2017, 03:21 PM
99percent of forum members thought HC was a shoo In, This brought down the average .You'd think that might have made a few of them reassess just how smart they think they are, but I see little evidence that that has happened :confused:

Keith Wilson
05-03-2017, 04:10 PM
You'd think that people would realize that nobody, whatever their politics, is very good at predicting the future.

You'd think that the supporters of one faction would eventually figure out that 'Yuk, yuk, you lost!' is not a particularly cogent argument.

Garret
05-03-2017, 04:23 PM
No, the children are above average. The adults, not so much.


:d

Ah - but the men are good looking!

Bobcat
05-03-2017, 04:30 PM
You'd think that people would realize that nobody, whatever their politics, is very good at predicting the future.

You'd think that the supporters of one faction would eventually figure out that 'Yuk, yuk, you lost!' is not a particularly cogent argument.

But it's the only argument they have... not as if they can brag about the President's performance

Phil Y
05-03-2017, 04:31 PM
Maybe 50% are below the median, but unlikely to be below the average? Do Imhave that right?

oznabrag
05-03-2017, 04:33 PM
Ah - but the men are good looking!

And the women are strong, so they got that goin' for 'em!


:d

JimD
05-03-2017, 05:57 PM
You'd think that people would realize that nobody, whatever their politics, is very good at predicting the future.

You'd think that the supporters of one faction would eventually figure out that 'Yuk, yuk, you lost!' is not a particularly cogent argument.It might be a better world if those two thoughts came to pass.

bobbys
05-03-2017, 07:07 PM
You'd think that people would realize that nobody, whatever their politics, is very good at predicting the future.

You'd think that the supporters of one faction would eventually figure out that 'Yuk, yuk, you lost!' is not a particularly cogent argument..

Reading libs here it seems, BBBBBBWWWWWWAAAAAA , LMAO, Gobblygook, WHO. ? is a argument.

David G
05-03-2017, 07:24 PM
Yes, yes... of course 50% are below average... but WHICH 50%?? <G>

Chris Noto
05-04-2017, 07:11 AM
And don't forget, the average adult has one breast and one testicle.
BZZT! Wrong! The average adult has two breasts, one testicle, and one ovary!
Manboobs, regardless of size, count as breasts. ��

Peerie Maa
05-04-2017, 07:14 AM
You should get out more.

BZZT! Wrong! The average US adult has two breasts, one testicle, and one ovary!
Manboobs, regardless of size, count as breasts. ��

oznabrag
05-04-2017, 07:28 AM
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Reading libs here it seems, BBBBBBWWWWWWAAAAAA , LMAO, Gobblygook, WHO. ? is a argument.


Try to make a cogent defense of that criminal buffoon you elected, and we may actually respond in kind.

Good luck with that.

Phillip Allen
05-04-2017, 08:16 AM
Try to make a cogent defense of that criminal buffoon you elected, and we may actually respond in kind.

Good luck with that.

I've been trying to tell you... you are the one who elected him through political arrogance... "we kain't lose!"

oznabrag
05-04-2017, 08:30 AM
I've been trying to tell you... you are the one who elected him through political arrogance... "we kain't lose!"

And you call that 'reason'.

No wonder you're a Republican.

David G
05-04-2017, 08:33 AM
Try to make a cogent defense of that criminal buffoon you elected, and we may actually respond in kind.

Good luck with that.

Heck... any cogent, rational conversation would be returned in kind. I worked long and hard with this particular RWW when he arrived. Used everything from long-winded logic to sound-bite humor... from bonhomie to insult. Nothing. Bloods & Turnips comes to mind.