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08-28-2010, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Canadiens1958 View Post
Averages reflect a collective situation but they do not reflect reality. Collectively a typical family may be represented as having 2.3 children in a specific demographic. But the fractional child never actually exists. Proceeding as if the fractional child actually exists quickly derails the process.
This is a very valid argument when dealing with a certain type of statistical fallacy. However, this is not that the fallacy.

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