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11-16-2012, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
And it is also possible that there are no Doug Harveys today.

Again, there are two very broad and unsupported assumptions behind what you're arguing:

1) Athletic genius is distributed across populations by random chance.

2) Because random chance increases the likelihood of more geniuses coming out of a larger population, we should assume that this has happened and adjust our list accordingly.

Unless you can support both of those points convincingly, this argument is speculative in nature and it's going nowhere any time soon.
I have not actually tried to make that argument, but you repeatedly asked for an explanation of the talent-pool-size argument and I tried to provide that.

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