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Who's normal ?

 
 
mark noble
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jul, 2010 08:14 am
@Pepijn Sweep,
Hi Pep!

I was adding to the delusion of normality! Saying someone is normal is the same as using the phrase "common sense".

How can sense be common, when no two people are the same?

Have a terrific evening, my friend!
Mark...
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Transcend
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jul, 2010 12:10 pm
@jeeprs,
jeeprs wrote:

What do you think statisticians do for a living then?


Make lies.
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Eorl
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jul, 2010 04:05 pm
@Pepijn Sweep,
Pepijn Sweep wrote:

In Dutch we have a saying: doe normaal, dan doe je al gek genoeg. It translates to act normal, that's weird enough. I wonder who decides normality... Do you consider yourself "normal" , or not ? How you measure normality ? What is the norm ? Drunk


I'm completely normal. So far though, I seem to be the only person I've ever met who is.
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reasoning logic
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jul, 2010 05:50 pm
@Pepijn Sweep,
Pepijn Sweep
If it maters I think that you are perfectly normal and so is everyone else. This may seem to be a very odd comment but the only thing that I can say is that biology and psychology has so many variables. behave normal , because behaving normal you're mad enough.
roger
 
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Reply Thu 1 Jul, 2010 06:15 pm
@salima,
Nice question. Normal eyesight and hearing are certainly not perfect. Having one or another test result from blood work fall outside the norm is not necessairly bad.
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Pepijn Sweep
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 03:25 am
@reasoning logic,
I asked because they wanted to test me on my cognitive abilities. My curiosity is how they got a norm for th√Ęt ! Some of the tests were 40 years old, don't abilities change over time ?

I think these tests are bad. They offer false information and results. During the test I just wanted to be out-side... I was not interested in performing well. If you perform well these test take longer anyway.
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sometime sun
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 11:18 am
Are you more proud/declarative of your similarities or more proud/declarative of your difference?

What parts of your self are you more enamoured of? your norm or your weird?

What makes some more happy to be weird and some more happy to be same?

Where do you find your strength? your ability to confuse or your ability to calm?

Is same safer than different?

Is abnormality the individual trying to survive above the society?

Norm is called "square" is weird "round"?

All my best,
Pepijn Sweep
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 11:46 am
@sometime sun,
HiSS>
I wil NoW study your Question
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Pepijn Sweep
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 12:03 pm
@sometime sun,
sometime sun wrote:

Are you more proud/declarative of your similarities or more proud/declarative of your difference?
I try to be humble about both, but start to Rolling Eyes

What parts of your self are you more enamoured of? your norm or your weird?
define weird ?It's my norm/perception of fysics

What makes some more happy to be weird and some more happy to be same?
>GUTS Drunk Mr. Green Shocked

Where do you find your strength? your ability to confuse or your ability to calm? Laughing it's like wind in my sails

Is same safer than different?
living fully Not Equal SAFE


Is abnormality the individual trying to survive above the society?
Society is a fiction

Norm is called "square" is weird "round"?
Tetra-ether or something like a Drunk pyramidshaped Flatlander

All my best wine went in -to this post !

Magister Pepijn H. Sweep
geb. East-Turnipdam, N.Holland
Wormerland
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GoshisDead
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 02:15 pm
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:

Pepijn Sweep wrote:

In Dutch we have a saying: doe normaal, dan doe je al gek genoeg. It translates to act normal, that's weird enough. I wonder who decides normality... Do you consider yourself "normal" , or not ? How you measure normality ? What is the norm ? Drunk


I consider myself to be normal in parts, with outcroppings of weirdness and a chance of dragons in the hinterland.

i wouldn't have pictured you as dragon ass.
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Pepijn Sweep
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 03:08 pm
Embarrassed Could we philosophers over-value IQ ?
mark noble
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 05:00 pm
@Pepijn Sweep,
Hi Pep!

What's IQ?

Chosen excludee!
Mark...
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anonymous6059
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 05:55 pm
@Pepijn Sweep,
Normal is those that do not deviate from a social standard.
sometime sun
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 06:50 pm
@Pepijn Sweep,
IQ merely means Quite Interesting.

I find it hard to accept you can measure Intelligence from a test.

I do love tests though.
But they are a measure of my Interest not my Intelligence.

I would love to see what a test for Wisdom or Awareness or Humanity or Soul looked like,
all off the top I can think of is Solomon and I still think Solomon a bit loony.

All my best,
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sometime sun
 
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Reply Fri 2 Jul, 2010 06:51 pm
@anonymous6059,
Please describe for me further "social standard"???

Thanks,
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Pepijn Sweep
 
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Reply Sat 3 Jul, 2010 08:48 am
@anonymous6059,
anonymous6059 wrote:

Normal is those that do not deviate from a social standard.

Does this imply there are more social standards ?
If eg. IQ=100 is the standard, is 110 already abnormal ?
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