The Statistically Normal

Robert Anton Wilson points out that, “the average human being has 0.96 testicles and 0.54 vaginas”. This may be funny, but is not actually meant as a joke. “The normal consists of a null set which nobody and nothing really fits”. And there are political implications: “People who think they know all about Jews or males or UFOs never see a real Jew or male or UFO”, says Wilson. “They see only the generalised norm that exists only in their own brains.”

That people’s stereotypes about Jews exist only in their own brains is old news, but who will bell the cat and take on the vast women’s-studies industry, which is constantly invoking the evil of “gender stereotypes” and yet equally constantly telling us how women are by nature more [insert positive term here] than men?

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