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Old December 28th 06, 13:50   #27
Joseph DeMartino
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Re: EpDis: The Corps Is Mother, The Corps Is Father

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Surely there were plenty of P1s and P0s (to coin a ranking for the likes of Ivanova) running around.
1. Don't call me "Shirley"

2. I'm not sure what you're basing the "surely" on. Nearly all other characteristics in the human population that are either determined or heavily influenced by genes show the distribution I'm suggesting. Geniuses are rare and so are simpletons. The vast majority of the population falls in between the two extremes. Even other selected or self-selected non-genetic groups the same pattern is visible. The number players in the NBA who are great and the number of players who just barely play well enough to keep their jobs are both very small. The number of good but unspectacular players is much smaller.

3. I agree, Ivanova would be a P 0.5 or something. P0 would be a mundane - and yes, mundanes vastly outnumber all teeps, but they aren't part of the teep bell curve.

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Joe
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