6. Monday, October 24, 2011

6. Monday, October 24, 2011 - Erotic Sex: Plain and Fancy...

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Erotic Sex: Plain and Fancy 1. Statistics, Normality, Fact and Value -the “ mode ” of the bell curve: the lumpy part an average is ambiguous and polyvalent and polysemic -the “ mean ” (total divided by # of individuals/ items) -the “ median ” (as many individuals on one side as on the other side) -ex: look at last week’s illustration on “bimodal distribution” it has two modes (one on the left and one on the right - hence: bimodal) -this all has to do with statistical normality, and it purely has to do with the numbers involved Normative Normality: = what is supposed to be the case -statistical and normative normality are not unrelated -it would be strange to claim that everyone is abnormal -yet it could make sense: even now,most people wear corrective glasses (clearly, God hasn’t done everything right) -it is not in the normal sense right now that you have corrective glasses, but it could come to be that everyone needs them -but it’s already the case that everyone could use enhanced vision, hearing,
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