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#1 petrushkagoogol

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Posted 01 January 2018 - 11:02 PM

Why is the standard deviation (SD) markedly different in two humans of the same age and sex, when compared to say, two Great Apes (again of the same age and sex), who are postulated to be our simian ancestors ?  :beer-fresh: 
 


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 06:42 AM

 

Why is the standard deviation (SD) markedly different in two humans of the same age and sex, when compared to say, two Great Apes (again of the same age and sex), who are postulated to be our simian ancestors ?  :beer-fresh: 

 

Meaningless. Standard Deviation is a mathematical term, from Statistics, that applies to a normal distribution curve. For it to have any meaning, you need first to say what measurable property of a population you are referring to.



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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:11 PM

Meaningless. Standard Deviation is a mathematical term, from Statistics, that applies to a normal distribution curve. For it to have any meaning, you need first to say what measurable property of a population you are referring to.

 

SD of Phenotype:bow:



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Posted 03 January 2018 - 04:06 AM

SD of Phenotype:bow:

Still meaningless. How on Earth do you quantify phenotype?