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In probability theory, the normal (or Gaussian or Gauss or Laplaceâ€“Gauss) distribution is a very common continuous probability distribution. Normal distributions are important in statistics and are often used in the natural and social sciences to represent real-valued random variables whose distributions are not known.[1][2] A random variable with a Gaussian distribution is said to be normally distributed and is called a normal deviate.

The normal distribution is useful because of the central limit theorem. In its most general form, under some conditions (which include finite variance), it states that averages of samples of observations of random variables independently drawn from independent distributions converge in distribution to the normal, that is, they become normally distributed when the number of observations is sufficiently large. Physical quantities that are expected to be the sum of many independent processes (such as measurement errors) often have distributions that are nearly normal.[3] Moreover, many results and methods (such as propagation of uncertainty and least squares parameter fitting) can be derived analytically in explicit form when the relevant variables are normally distributed.

[en.wikipedia.org]

Susan,

you made an initial one line statement about "abilities" which was worse than wrong--because, IMO, you've never studied science/math. You need to know what you don't know.

Ray

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Why can't religion and science both be right? 2444 Jrevans 22-Aug-19 20:15
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 297 Eddie Larry 22-Aug-19 22:04
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 281 Jrevans 22-Aug-19 22:32
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 269 Eddie Larry 22-Aug-19 22:52
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 273 Jrevans 22-Aug-19 23:25
Propaganda or Egotism..... 284 Itatw70s 23-Aug-19 23:14
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 283 Jrevans 22-Aug-19 23:19
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 268 Eddie Larry 22-Aug-19 23:27
Mod Note > Threaded vs. Flat View 273 Dr. Troglodyte 22-Aug-19 23:55
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 271 rkmcquillen 23-Aug-19 03:53
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 256 Jrevans 23-Aug-19 12:48
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 258 Susan Doris 23-Aug-19 13:53
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 254 Jrevans 23-Aug-19 14:14
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 260 Susan Doris 23-Aug-19 15:05
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 255 Jrevans 23-Aug-19 15:20
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 259 Susan Doris 23-Aug-19 15:26
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 258 Jrevans 23-Aug-19 15:52
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 249 Itatw70s 23-Aug-19 16:33
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 248 Jrevans 23-Aug-19 16:43
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 252 Itatw70s 23-Aug-19 16:52
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 257 Susan Doris 23-Aug-19 17:36
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 263 Itatw70s 23-Aug-19 18:05
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 261 Eddie Larry 23-Aug-19 18:07
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 246 Itatw70s 24-Aug-19 00:15
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 247 Eddie Larry 24-Aug-19 13:57
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 245 Itatw70s 27-Aug-19 11:52
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 260 Susan Doris 23-Aug-19 17:30
Share your knowhow!!! 257 Itatw70s 24-Aug-19 00:44
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 265 Susan Doris 23-Aug-19 17:07
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 248 Itatw70s 23-Aug-19 17:37
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 248 Susan Doris 23-Aug-19 17:59
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 255 Itatw70s 23-Aug-19 18:23
The universe is not mysterious 249 greengirl5 23-Aug-19 23:27
Science vs.God? 269 drrayeye 23-Aug-19 23:53
Here we go again 257 drrayeye 23-Aug-19 23:48
Re: Here we go again 260 Itatw70s 24-Aug-19 00:28
Why pretend? 256 drrayeye 24-Aug-19 03:28
Re: Why pretend? 252 Itatw70s 25-Aug-19 21:04
Re: Why pretend? 249 Jrevans 25-Aug-19 21:39
Re: Why pretend? 250 Eddie Larry 25-Aug-19 22:09
Re: Why pretend? 256 Jrevans 25-Aug-19 22:59
Re: Why pretend? 245 Eddie Larry 26-Aug-19 00:48
Re: Why pretend? 263 Itatw70s 27-Aug-19 00:42
Re: Why pretend? 243 Eddie Larry 27-Aug-19 02:17
Re: Why pretend? 249 Susan Doris 26-Aug-19 07:40
Re: Why pretend? 229 Jrevans 26-Aug-19 08:16
Re: Why pretend? 240 Susan Doris 26-Aug-19 09:47
Re: Why pretend? 250 Jrevans 26-Aug-19 09:59
Re: Why pretend? 247 Susan Doris 26-Aug-19 10:04
Re: Why pretend? 236 Jrevans 26-Aug-19 10:16
Re: Why pretend? 265 Susan Doris 26-Aug-19 10:43
How many NASA engineers 258 Susan Doris 26-Aug-19 11:28
Lots of scientists and engineers at JPL and CalTech 250 drrayeye 26-Aug-19 11:36
Re: Lots of scientists and engineers at JPL and CalTech 245 Susan Doris 26-Aug-19 11:50
Show respect 255 drrayeye 26-Aug-19 12:22
a Re: Show respect 255 Susan Doris 26-Aug-19 12:54
Seeing faults in one self 246 greengirl5 28-Aug-19 14:02
Christianity 250 drrayeye 26-Aug-19 12:10
Re: Christianity 258 Susan Doris 26-Aug-19 13:00
Re: Christianity 267 Richard Fusniak 26-Aug-19 22:32
Re: Christianity 254 Jrevans 26-Aug-19 23:02
Re: Christianity 245 Jrevans 26-Aug-19 23:05
Re: Christianity 261 Eddie Larry 26-Aug-19 23:16
Re: Christianity 251 Jrevans 26-Aug-19 23:48
Re: Christianity 243 Eddie Larry 27-Aug-19 02:13
Re: Christianity 256 Richard Fusniak 28-Aug-19 21:54
Re: Christianity 243 Jrevans 28-Aug-19 22:40
Re: Christianity 266 Richard Fusniak 30-Aug-19 20:05
Re: Christianity 252 Jrevans 01-Sep-19 12:13
Re: Christianity 237 Susan Doris 01-Sep-19 13:16
Re: Christianity 246 greengirl5 01-Sep-19 14:23
Re: Christianity 244 Jrevans 01-Sep-19 14:37
Re: Christianity 243 Susan Doris 01-Sep-19 15:21
Re: Christianity 249 Eddie Larry 01-Sep-19 15:37
Re: Christianity 256 Jrevans 01-Sep-19 15:43
Re: Christianity 244 Susan Doris 01-Sep-19 15:50
NONSENSE 264 drrayeye 01-Sep-19 23:04
Re: NONSENSE 245 Susan Doris 02-Sep-19 05:32
Normal (in science/math) 256 drrayeye 02-Sep-19 06:25
Re: Normal (in science/math) 237 shando 02-Sep-19 11:36
Re: Normal (in science/math) 236 Susan Doris 02-Sep-19 12:37
Re: Christianity 241 Eddie Larry 01-Sep-19 23:51
Re: Christianity and the supernormal 245 greengirl5 02-Sep-19 00:51
Re: Christianity 242 Susan Doris 01-Sep-19 15:45
Re: Christianity 235 Eddie Larry 02-Sep-19 04:44
Science, spiritualism, and evangelical atheism 245 drrayeye 01-Sep-19 15:52
Paranormal boards and debunking 214 greengirl5 02-Sep-19 00:44
Re: Christianity 248 Jrevans 26-Aug-19 23:58
Re: Christianity 240 Eddie Larry 27-Aug-19 02:16
A basic human right.... 179 Itatw70s 02-Nov-19 23:59
Re: Christianity 240 Susan Doris 27-Aug-19 05:02
Re: Christianity 238 Eddie Larry 27-Aug-19 13:34
Re: Christianity 233 Susan Doris 27-Aug-19 14:44
Re: Christianity 238 Susan Doris 27-Aug-19 04:58
Very dangerous 236 drrayeye 27-Aug-19 06:57
Re: Christianity 231 Nolondil 27-Aug-19 16:57
Re: Why pretend? 261 Jrevans 26-Aug-19 16:39
Pangenesis 232 drrayeye 26-Aug-19 17:48
Re: Pangenesis 236 Jrevans 26-Aug-19 18:22
Re: Pangenesis 239 Jrevans 26-Aug-19 18:26
Re: Pangenesis 231 drrayeye 26-Aug-19 23:05
Re: Pangenesis 238 Jrevans 26-Aug-19 23:13
Re: Pangenesis 183 Itatw70s 03-Nov-19 00:21
Re: Pangenesis 237 Susan Doris 27-Aug-19 05:11
I already explained it, 248 drrayeye 27-Aug-19 06:31
Re: I already explained it, 235 Susan Doris 27-Aug-19 07:13
If 230 drrayeye 27-Aug-19 09:42
Re: If 230 Susan Doris 27-Aug-19 10:01
Re: If 217 drrayeye 27-Aug-19 11:34
Re: If 238 Susan Doris 28-Aug-19 05:23
Descartes and Elizabeth 253 drrayeye 28-Aug-19 07:08
Re: I already explained it, 253 Richard Fusniak 30-Aug-19 20:10
Re: I already explained it, 247 Eddie Larry 30-Aug-19 23:21
Re: I already explained it, 183 Itatw70s 03-Nov-19 00:30
No straddling 187 drrayeye 03-Nov-19 06:04
Re: No straddling 178 Itatw70s 03-Nov-19 19:10
Re: Pangenesis 245 Jrevans 26-Aug-19 20:50
Re: Pangenesis 232 drrayeye 26-Aug-19 23:08
Re: Pangenesis 235 Jrevans 26-Aug-19 23:37
Reason for posting 235 greengirl5 27-Aug-19 15:06
Re: Reason for posting 231 Susan Doris 27-Aug-19 15:44
Where did all the stuff come from? 221 greengirl5 27-Aug-19 21:53
Re: Where did all the stuff come from? 243 Susan Doris 28-Aug-19 04:50
Are you sure 240 drrayeye 26-Aug-19 11:47
Re: Are you sure 235 Susan Doris 26-Aug-19 11:52
Re: Why pretend? 179 Itatw70s 03-Nov-19 19:44
Re: Why pretend? 233 Susan Doris 26-Aug-19 06:06
Re: Why pretend? 245 cloister 26-Aug-19 06:42
Re: Why pretend? 236 Susan Doris 26-Aug-19 07:56
Re: Why pretend? 241 cloister 26-Aug-19 08:18
Re: Why pretend? 231 Susan Doris 26-Aug-19 10:00
Re: Why pretend? 254 cloister 26-Aug-19 15:06
Re: Why pretend? 237 Susan Doris 26-Aug-19 15:19
Re: Why pretend? 270 cloister 26-Aug-19 18:47
Re: Why pretend? 238 Susan Doris 26-Aug-19 21:27
Re: Why pretend? 225 cloister 27-Aug-19 05:29
Re: Why pretend? 209 Susan Doris 27-Aug-19 06:24
Re: Why pretend? 235 cloister 27-Aug-19 07:17
Re: Why pretend? 232 Susan Doris 27-Aug-19 07:31
Re: Why pretend? 242 cloister 27-Aug-19 10:04
Re: Why pretend? 230 Susan Doris 27-Aug-19 10:45
Re: Why pretend? 243 cloister 27-Aug-19 11:30
Re: Why pretend? 230 Eddie Larry 27-Aug-19 13:53
Re: Why pretend? 225 Susan Doris 27-Aug-19 15:00
Re: Why pretend? 246 Corpuscles 27-Aug-19 15:45
Re: Why pretend? 222 Susan Doris 27-Aug-19 17:55
Re: Why pretend? 234 Corpuscles 27-Aug-19 18:26
Re: Why pretend? 255 cloister 27-Aug-19 19:33
Re: Why pretend? 227 Susan Doris 28-Aug-19 05:12
Re: Why pretend? 257 cloister 28-Aug-19 07:11
Re: Why pretend? 228 Susan Doris 28-Aug-19 08:35
Re: Why pretend? 247 cloister 28-Aug-19 11:00
Re: Why pretend? 224 Susan Doris 28-Aug-19 12:56
Re: Why pretend? 232 cloister 28-Aug-19 13:38
Re: Why pretend? 234 Susan Doris 28-Aug-19 15:04
Re: Why pretend? 230 cloister 28-Aug-19 16:11
Re: Why pretend? 221 Eddie Larry 28-Aug-19 16:15
saying "don't know." 222 drrayeye 28-Aug-19 16:27
Re: saying "don't know." 228 Eddie Larry 28-Aug-19 16:47
Trapped 232 drrayeye 28-Aug-19 14:00
Re: Trapped 234 Susan Doris 28-Aug-19 15:07
Congratulations 238 drrayeye 28-Aug-19 16:31
Re: Congratulations 221 Susan Doris 28-Aug-19 18:07
Every once in awhile 232 drrayeye 28-Aug-19 19:52
Re: Every once in awhile 225 Susan Doris 28-Aug-19 20:39
When you comment about science 235 drrayeye 29-Aug-19 01:30
Re: When you comment about science 225 Susan Doris 29-Aug-19 05:06
Almost everyone who posts at GHMB 225 drrayeye 29-Aug-19 06:17
Re: Almost everyone who posts at GHMB 231 Susan Doris 29-Aug-19 07:00
No room for arrogance in science or spirit 237 drrayeye 29-Aug-19 07:38
Re: No room for arrogance in science or spirit 218 Susan Doris 29-Aug-19 10:15
Unlucky number 13 249 drrayeye 29-Aug-19 13:11
Re: Unlucky number 13 227 Susan Doris 29-Aug-19 13:45
Unknown possibilities 227 greengirl5 28-Aug-19 14:19
Re: Unknown possibilities 236 Susan Doris 28-Aug-19 15:11
Re: Unknown possibilities 236 drrayeye 28-Aug-19 17:00
Re: Why pretend? 232 Eddie Larry 28-Aug-19 13:17
Natural law 232 greengirl5 28-Aug-19 14:28
Re: Natural law 235 Eddie Larry 28-Aug-19 14:37
Pantheisim or Pan- en -theism? 243 Corpuscles 28-Aug-19 23:48
Re: Pantheisim or Pan- en -theism? 242 Jrevans 29-Aug-19 01:52
No chance! 238 greengirl5 29-Aug-19 03:50
Re: No chance! 247 Corpuscles 29-Aug-19 08:03
Re: No chance! 225 greengirl5 29-Aug-19 13:30
Re: No chance! 236 Jrevans 29-Aug-19 21:29
Dreams----crucial or not? 177 Itatw70s 03-Nov-19 20:12
Re: No chance! 237 Corpuscles 29-Aug-19 22:29
Re: No chance! 180 Itatw70s 03-Nov-19 20:03
Well done 234 drrayeye 28-Aug-19 13:54
Re: Well done 226 Susan Doris 28-Aug-19 15:44
Not so easy to dismiss 219 drrayeye 28-Aug-19 16:20
Re: Not so easy to dismiss 225 Susan Doris 28-Aug-19 18:10
What you call "patronizing' 225 drrayeye 28-Aug-19 18:58
differences of perspective, but . . . 222 drrayeye 27-Aug-19 20:04
Re: Why pretend? 223 Eddie Larry 27-Aug-19 21:50
Re: Why pretend? 238 drrayeye 28-Aug-19 00:05
Re: Why pretend? 225 Eddie Larry 28-Aug-19 03:56
Re: Why pretend? 221 drrayeye 28-Aug-19 04:30
Re: Why pretend? 219 Susan Doris 28-Aug-19 05:01
Re: Why pretend? 223 Corpuscles 28-Aug-19 03:36
Re: Why pretend? 224 Corpuscles 28-Aug-19 04:58
Re: Why pretend? 233 Susan Doris 28-Aug-19 06:34
Re: Why pretend? 235 Jrevans 27-Aug-19 15:54
There are other possibilities 232 drrayeye 27-Aug-19 17:19
Re: There are other possibilities 235 Susan Doris 27-Aug-19 18:10
Big difference 226 drrayeye 27-Aug-19 19:26
Re: Big difference 234 Susan Doris 28-Aug-19 06:45
Who made nothing? 224 greengirl5 28-Aug-19 02:05
Re: Why pretend? 222 Susan Doris 27-Aug-19 06:21
Blew by you 228 drrayeye 27-Aug-19 20:16
Nope 230 drrayeye 26-Aug-19 02:04
Re: Why pretend? 230 Susan Doris 26-Aug-19 05:31
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 237 GramPong 23-Aug-19 20:23
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 244 Susan Doris 24-Aug-19 00:58
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 238 GramPong 24-Aug-19 17:02
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 234 Susan Doris 24-Aug-19 17:45
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 250 GramPong 24-Aug-19 21:35
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 247 jazzmumbles 25-Aug-19 01:36
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 230 Susan Doris 25-Aug-19 05:59
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 251 jazzmumbles 28-Aug-19 01:13
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 220 Susan Doris 28-Aug-19 06:53
Music is for survival and love is a chemical! 221 greengirl5 26-Aug-19 08:13
Re: Music is for survival and love is a chemical! 235 Susan Doris 26-Aug-19 10:07
Re: Music is for survival and love is a chemical! 223 greengirl5 26-Aug-19 22:45
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 236 rkmcquillen 26-Aug-19 20:20
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 229 Jrevans 26-Aug-19 20:41
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 237 Susan Doris 26-Aug-19 21:31
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 219 Jrevans 26-Aug-19 21:55
Don't forget the oral traditions of indigenous tribes.... 239 Itatw70s 25-Aug-19 19:32
Mod Note > Topic Moved 265 Dr. Troglodyte 23-Aug-19 15:54
Great start 260 drrayeye 23-Aug-19 17:11
Re: Great start 246 Jrevans 23-Aug-19 18:01
Re: Great start 235 Itatw70s 24-Aug-19 00:37
Re: Great start 263 Jrevans 24-Aug-19 01:25
Patterns of Evidence 236 drrayeye 24-Aug-19 03:37
Re: Great start 236 Susan Doris 24-Aug-19 06:26
Re: Great start 239 Jrevans 24-Aug-19 13:11
Re: Great start 238 Susan Doris 24-Aug-19 17:34
Re: Great start 239 Jrevans 24-Aug-19 17:43
Re: Great start 225 Susan Doris 24-Aug-19 17:51
Let's help James explore 230 drrayeye 24-Aug-19 13:15
Re: Let's help James explore 239 Jrevans 24-Aug-19 13:24
Re: Let's help James explore 227 drrayeye 24-Aug-19 15:32
Re: Let's help James explore 233 Jrevans 24-Aug-19 16:19
Re: Let's help James explore 241 drrayeye 24-Aug-19 17:03
Re: Let's help James explore 237 Jrevans 24-Aug-19 17:23
More detail 235 drrayeye 24-Aug-19 18:31
interesting history 255 grangram 26-Aug-19 19:33
Re: interesting history 225 drrayeye 26-Aug-19 23:17
Re: interesting history 245 grangram 26-Aug-19 23:38
How about Noah's Ark 231 grangram 26-Aug-19 20:40
Re: How about Noah's Ark 230 Susan Doris 26-Aug-19 21:38
Thanks 231 drrayeye 26-Aug-19 23:20
Rohl and the tower of babel? 234 grangram 28-Aug-19 09:51
Gabrieli oldstyle 210 drrayeye 28-Aug-19 14:18
Sometimes words get in the way 258 grangram 03-Sep-19 06:02
Finally watched both of them 211 drrayeye 12-Sep-19 07:44
Noah's Ark 281 grangram 12-Sep-19 09:19
Re: Let's help James explore 233 Susan Doris 24-Aug-19 16:39
Re: Let's help James explore 244 drrayeye 24-Aug-19 17:22
Re: Let's help James explore 233 Jrevans 24-Aug-19 17:36
Re: Let's help James explore 224 Susan Doris 24-Aug-19 17:58
Re: Let's help James explore 235 drrayeye 24-Aug-19 19:22
Re: Let's help James explore 232 Susan Doris 25-Aug-19 06:06
Re: Let's help James explore 226 drrayeye 25-Aug-19 11:32
Re: Let's help James explore 235 Susan Doris 25-Aug-19 13:01
Quality and Sensitivity 237 drrayeye 25-Aug-19 15:04
Re: Quality and Sensitivity 249 Susan Doris 25-Aug-19 15:51
Re: Quality and Sensitivity 243 Eddie Larry 25-Aug-19 16:07
Re: Quality and Sensitivity 227 Susan Doris 25-Aug-19 16:40
Re: Quality and Sensitivity 226 PB Bytes 25-Aug-19 16:59
Re: Quality and Sensitivity 232 Susan Doris 25-Aug-19 17:14
Re: Quality and Sensitivity 243 PB Bytes 25-Aug-19 17:27
Re: Quality and Sensitivity 244 Susan Doris 25-Aug-19 17:51
Re: Quality and Sensitivity 239 Jrevans 25-Aug-19 16:43
Re: Quality and Sensitivity 240 Susan Doris 25-Aug-19 17:45
Re: Quality and Sensitivity 243 PB Bytes 25-Aug-19 17:53
Re: Quality and Sensitivity 227 Susan Doris 25-Aug-19 18:02
Re: Quality and Sensitivity 261 PB Bytes 25-Aug-19 18:16
Re: Quality and Sensitivity 264 Jrevans 25-Aug-19 17:57
Re: Quality and Sensitivity 255 Susan Doris 25-Aug-19 18:06
Re: Quality and Sensitivity 220 shando 02-Sep-19 12:16
I'm not a teacher 259 drrayeye 26-Aug-19 06:58
Re: I'm not a teacher 256 Eddie Larry 26-Aug-19 14:28
Re: I'm not a teacher 217 shando 02-Sep-19 12:21
Re: Great start 177 Itatw70s 03-Nov-19 20:40
Re: Great start 283 drrayeye 24-Aug-19 15:28
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 242 Susan Doris 29-Aug-19 12:42
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 253 Jrevans 29-Aug-19 21:43
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 251 Susan Doris 30-Aug-19 07:14
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 255 Jrevans 30-Aug-19 12:15
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 239 Itatw70s 03-Nov-19 21:00
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 229 shando 02-Sep-19 18:04
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 241 Susan Doris 03-Sep-19 05:17
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 240 Susan Doris 04-Mar-20 06:42
Salvation - another myth 248 Richard Fusniak 23-Oct-19 13:24
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 204 SandyJesse 01-Nov-19 22:27
Susan's thread--"from jrevans" 237 drrayeye 02-Sep-19 20:57
Mod Note > Duplicate Topic Merged 235 Dr. Troglodyte 02-Sep-19 21:25
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 226 Mayavitch 10-Oct-19 20:33
Re: Why can't religion and science both be right? 212 rulebook54 19-Oct-19 15:52

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