The answer is: normal is arbitrary.
The answer is: normal is arbitrary.
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Actually statistics WILL give you the outcome of it being 50/50 regardless of how many times it has come up heads before. The difference would be, are you measuring something with independent variables (the case you just pointed out) or something with dependent variables (like a deck of cards).
I'm not trying to ridicule anyone.
I'm just a math nerd who had a dumb moment from acting like a math nerd in this debate.
Which is basically the point I was getting at.As for rest about defining normal as +/- one deviation? Sounds like an opinion I could get behind. Honestly I have given up defining normal/abnormal for others a long time ago. My definition is pretty far out there in regards to abnormal compared to most.
Assuming a normal distribution, that is. If the distribution is a true bimodal distribution, for example, you could actually end up with a situation where the 50% of the total population involved in the distribution actually falls outside of two standard deviations from the mean of that distribution.