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11-16-2012, 10:08 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.
And how exactly is athletic genius distributed across population? Make a strong case, please.

I'm saying it's pretty easily by random chance, because most of the things in life are in fact just this... random.

I think some of you should read Fooled By Randomness by Nassim Nicholas Taleb.

It's a modern classic. Not quite Shakespeare, but very interesting book that gives some food for a thought.

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