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  1. Subscribersonhouse
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    18 Dec '15 12:50
    http://grist.org/business-technology/north-carolina-town-bans-solar-for-fear-it-will-suck-up-all-the-energy-from-the-sun/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

    This really casts doubt on the so-called intelligence of the human race.
  2. Mar-a-Lago
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    18 Dec '15 13:09
    Giant wind farms are much worse changing planetary wind patterns.
  3. SubscriberKewpie
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    18 Dec '15 13:52
    Reminded me of the objections when daylight saving time (turning the clocks forward/back) was first proposed in Queensland, Australia's redneck equivalent of North America, it appears. The main objections then were that carpets and curtains would fade more and cows wouldn't know when milking time was.
  4. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    18 Dec '15 21:50
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://grist.org/business-technology/north-carolina-town-bans-solar-for-fear-it-will-suck-up-all-the-energy-from-the-sun/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

    This really casts doubt on the so-called intelligence of the human race.
    Somebody PLEASE tell me this isn't true!!!
  5. SubscriberSuzianne
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    19 Dec '15 01:58
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://grist.org/business-technology/north-carolina-town-bans-solar-for-fear-it-will-suck-up-all-the-energy-from-the-sun/?utm_source=syndication&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=feed

    This really casts doubt on the so-called intelligence of the human race.
    If you drive anywhere in America on a regular basis, you already gave up any hope you had in the average intelligence of people long ago.
  6. Standard memberFMF
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    19 Dec '15 02:02
    Originally posted by Suzianne
    If you drive anywhere in America on a regular basis, you already gave up any hope you had in the average intelligence of people long ago.
    Do you see yourself as having more than average intelligence compared to your fellow Americans?
  7. SubscriberKewpie
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    19 Dec '15 02:06
    The trouble with the average of anything - and particularly intelligence - is that half the population is less than it.
  8. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    19 Dec '15 02:50
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    The trouble with the average of anything - and particularly intelligence - is that half the population is less than it.
    That isn't necessarily always true but for large numbers is close to the truth.

    Consider a class of 10 kids.
    9 have IQs of 90 while one is a genius with IQ 190.

    Average IQ of class is therefore 100.
  9. SubscriberKewpie
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    19 Dec '15 03:01
    Hey, this is the general forum, where nobody should even notice there's a difference between median and mean. 😉
  10. SubscriberSuzianne
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    19 Dec '15 09:01
    Originally posted by FMF
    Do you see yourself as having more than average intelligence compared to your fellow Americans?
    Just so you know, we're not doing this.
  11. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    19 Dec '15 10:58
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    Hey, this is the general forum, where nobody should even notice there's a difference between median and mean. 😉
    It would be mean to forget the mode!
  12. Subscribersonhouse
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    19 Dec '15 13:27
    Originally posted by FMF
    Do you see yourself as having more than average intelligence compared to your fellow Americans?
    Well I see her as way above average.
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