George Carlin. Got it right.. Think ahoj" iit‘: hew stupid the average person is, and then realize that half of 'em are stupider than that.. Not quite. An average is not a half/half split. For instance you could get 10 geniuses pulling the average intelligence of a group of 100 up and vice versa.
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George Carlin

Got it right.

Think ahoj" iit‘: hew stupid the average person is,
and then realize that half of 'em
are stupider than that.
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User avatar #2 - thechosenseven (05/11/2013) [+] (8 replies)
Not quite. An average is not a half/half split. For instance you could get 10 geniuses pulling the average intelligence of a group of 100 up and vice versa.
#13 - unclemagic (05/11/2013) [+] (5 replies)
#5 - fuckingfirefox (05/11/2013) [+] (18 replies)
Think about this instead: a smug asshole goes on and on about how stupid people are, yet he doesn't get the difference between average and median, which is high school math (tops).
#34 - xxxsonic fanxxx (05/11/2013) [-]
Standard deviation is 68%, so only about 21% of people are stupider than that.
#21 - xxxsonic fanxxx (05/11/2013) [+] (4 replies)
We could sit here and debate day after day after day about the difference between a median and a mean average, but lets be honest, it was a joke and as far as universal human intelligence goes I'd say that 65 to 70% of all humans are like sheep, willing to walk off a cliff because the guy in front of them did it. That is a metaphorical cliff for those of you who don't know...
#33 to #21 - xxxsonic fanxxx (05/11/2013) [-]
Please. The majority of humans are average with the remaining individuals at about equal numbers towards both extremes. If you associate yourself with anything above that average, than to you, the majority of humans that don't meet at up at your level, only seem less intelligent. Don't bring your ego into statistics.
User avatar #17 - galaxyguy (05/11/2013) [+] (5 replies)
No, ironically, that's not how averages work.

There could be very few people who are way under the average, with the vast majority of the population being just over, or vice versa.

Averages do not say anything of the number of people on either side of the average.
User avatar #20 to #17 - logicstrike (05/11/2013) [-]
so how doe it feel being "that guy"
#8 - bene (05/11/2013) [+] (1 reply)
I'm an amateur on statistics, but from what I know, since the population size of all humans is at least 30, the central limit theorem states that the variable can be approximated by a normal curve, in which data is symmetrical about the mean/average (and this data shouldn't be skewed [centered around one end of the scale], the majority of humans, about 68%, are one standard deviation [a measure of variability] away from the mean, and logically it makes sense that the remaining humans follow the same symmetrical trend be being even smarter or dumber). Humans aren't just "dumb", "average", and "smart", there are varying degrees of dumb and smart, but the average is a unique point at the center of the distribution. THUS, isn't human knowledge technically a half half split strictly on whether individuals are smarter or dumber than the average, even when considering varying degrees of either category?
I'm an amateur on statistics, but from what I know, since the population size of all humans is at least 30, the central limit theorem states that the variable can be approximated by a normal curve, in which data is symmetrical about the mean/average (and this data shouldn't be skewed [centered around one end of the scale], the majority of humans, about 68%, are one standard deviation [a measure of variability] away from the mean, and logically it makes sense that the remaining humans follow the same symmetrical trend be being even smarter or dumber). Humans aren't just "dumb", "average", and "smart", there are varying degrees of dumb and smart, but the average is a unique point at the center of the distribution. THUS, isn't human knowledge technically a half half split strictly on whether individuals are smarter or dumber than the average, even when considering varying degrees of either category?
User avatar #43 - calmindiandude (05/11/2013) [-]
Only half? That seems like an understatement...
User avatar #12 - ivoryhammer (05/11/2013) [-]
I am now depressed.
#7 - fuckyosixtyminutes (05/11/2013) [+] (4 replies)
Including him. The "halfway" point is the MEDIAN, not the average.
#10 to #7 - xxxsonic fanxxx (05/11/2013) [-]
If the distribution is normal, then the average and median are the center. If the distribution is skewed, in which data appears more at one end, then the median is the center, because the average would be somehwat dragged in the direction where the least occurring data appears (even if it is closer to teh most occuring data)... technically speaking, the population of humans is normal, so average and median are pretty much the same
#1 - saintflufy (05/11/2013) [-]
Ya but think about how smart the average person is.
and half of them are smarter than that.
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