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Normal...what's that all about ?
« on: 28/05/2004 20:58:30 »
I can be serious sometimes.....Yes..it's true !!...and as I was bathing my daughter (22 months) this evening I thought to myself....Normality !!..what's that all about ?....surely what is normal is purely subjective eh ? We are all immersed in our own cultures. Notions of normal (or abnormal) behaviour must always take into account the social setting eh ?, or culture in which someones behaviour occurs.

 So what is 'Normal' then ?.....one thing that is normal in one culture is deemed the opposite in another.....so 'normality' must be geographically and culturally biased eh ?....

I suppose it's a tricky one to define eh ?...'reasonable' is another one of those words too.

well...that's enough seriousnouss...but if you have any comments me and my 'normal for me ' brain will be delighted to hear your comments...if any !!

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Re: Normal...what's that all about ?
« Reply #1 on: 28/05/2004 21:27:54 »
[smartarsemode]

normal = e^((-(x-mu)^2)/(2sigma^2))/(sigma*sqrt(2pi)) around some sensible limits, like mu (the mean) is greater than 0.

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Re: Normal...what's that all about ?
« Reply #2 on: 28/05/2004 22:02:35 »
Good answer Dan !!.... Suppose it's up to me to bring in the the human equation eh ?....

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Re: Normal...what's that all about ?
« Reply #3 on: 28/05/2004 22:09:09 »
I guess that normal is what majority of people considers under it.
 

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Re: Normal...what's that all about ?
« Reply #4 on: 30/05/2004 02:28:12 »
Or the quantum mechanical smartass answer:

Normal = the case there integral over all known space of the wavefunction times its complex conjugate equals 1.  Since that integral is defined as the probability of the quantum system represented by the wavefunction as existing within its bounds, and it is equal to 1 when integrated over all known space therefore:

If you exist within physical space the universe, you are normal.  



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Re: Normal...what's that all about ?
« Reply #5 on: 30/05/2004 03:15:30 »
oh well, if you put it like that !!....

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