Re: [atheists-8] Christian Fundamentalism & The Current State of the Union?

From: user 4.
Sent on: Tuesday, October 21, 2008 12:38 AM
Hey Jim,

Actually the above statement is not correct (or at least not accurate). Here is a simple counter example: In a class with 30 students, student A got 30 in the exam, student B got 50 and C got 100. The average is 60 and two thirds of the class falls bellow.

The correct way to say it is that half of the class is below or at the median. Apparently Feynman (who is he?) makes the assumption that the grades of the class are Normally distributed in which case the median and the average overlap.

Cheers,

Dan

On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 4:52 PM, jim copeland <[address removed]> wrote:

I'm reminded of a Feynman 's phyisics class quote- 'like it or not, half of this class is going to be below average'

Quoting Dan :

Hey Bug,

I am a bit confused. So, do you agree with Ashly that average seems to be a bad central measure for IQ?

Dan

On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 3:14 PM, bugpowder <[address removed]> wrote:
"BTW with out taking the test I can tell you that my IQ is extremely high :) "
...well, sure.  The question remains whether you could still say that after taking an IQ test.  (-:

-bug


Dan wrote:
Hi Ashly,

Nice remark. It made me laugh.

BTW with out taking the test I can tell you that my IQ is extremely high :)

Dan
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