Friday, June 30, 2000
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[[Graph showing standard bell curve]]
Gav: See, this bell curve represents humanity's intelligence. You and I are up here...
Suzy Gee: "Well, I'M up there to be sure."
[[Gav drawing change to graph showing higher max pop, same center, but smaller standard deviation]]
Gav: Now THIS curve represents a "lower" mammalian species, say... raccoons...
[[Circle on graph showing difference between "human" and "raccoon" maximum X]]
Gav: While OVERALL, we're only AS smart as raccoons, our bigger standard deviation and larger population advances the species.
Suzy Gee: "Gav! That is SO unfair!"
Gav: Raccoons higher?
Suzy Gee: You flatter humans with a bell curve.