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@Zerush@lemmy.ml
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It is irrelevant if you have one or two arms, in both cases you can never lick your elbows

Thanks, you made me try. I couldn’t. So sad.

I know someone who is able to lick her elbows. I think that she is just using noclip.

@Zerush@lemmy.ml
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Maybe…

@roastpotatothief@lemmy.ml
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Depends what you mean by average. The mean is less than 2. The median is 2. And the mode is 2.

I would say the average is 2.

It’s like when people say that the most workers earn less than the average wage. That’s because they calculated the average using the mean, which is misleading in that case. Because of outliers, the median is the appropriate type of average for wages.

Travis Skaalgard
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An excellent reminder about how these things work. Another question for thought: how many arms do humans have?

Alfenstein
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I guess humans can have any number of arms. The number of arm don’t change that a person is human. But but the number of arms humans have right now is between 0 and maybe 4? If there is a person with 4 arms.

Travis Skaalgard
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The right answer is that it’s okay to say “humans have two arms.” Platonic ideals are fine. If you’re going to draw an example of a human for someone, it’s okay to draw it with two arms. It doesn’t somehow invalidate or dehumanize people with different numbers of arms. Thinking that it does is magical thinking, frankly, and has no real basis in material reality.

@roastpotatothief@lemmy.ml
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the way this is expressed is “humans typically have two arms”.

the other statement is " humans can have 0-4 arms".

so it’s just a matter of choosing words carefully, of using precise language. you can express any of these concepts without any confusion.

@murky@lemmy.ml
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Easier to lose an arm than to grow an arm

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