It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

99.7% of humans have an above average number of limbs : discuss

page: 1
4
<<   2  3  4 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 12:44 PM
link   
appologies for the rather " bare " thread , but , as the title says :

99.7% of humans have an above average number of limbs : discuss

 
 

Starting a New Thread?...Look Here First


AboveTopSecret.com takes pride in making every post count.
Please do not create minimal posts to start your new thread.
If you feel inclined to make the board aware of news, current events,
or important information;
*please post one or two paragraphs,
as a means to inspire discussion or collaborative research on your subject.




edit on Fri Feb 3 2012 by DontTreadOnMe because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 12:46 PM
link   
my father was born with six toes.




they say the annunaki had them also. Omg my father is an...

edit on 3-2-2012 by TribeOfManyColours because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 12:47 PM
link   
reply to post by ignorant_ape
 


Well I'm of the 0.3% of the population then. I think you made the number up.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 12:51 PM
link   
reply to post by ignorant_ape
 
I would think that since the insect is the most numerous species on the planet, that humans would be below average in the limb department.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 12:53 PM
link   
Don't look at me. I've only got 2 trees in my yard and I'm not going to go count limbs.

Besides, where are you getting your information? > 99% of the people I know have 4 limbs and the few I know who don't, had that many when were born but lost them in accidents.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 12:53 PM
link   
When you say humans have "an above average number of limbs" (97%),

Do you mean compared to single cell organisms?

The 3% odd being amputees (of course!).

It makes so much sense,

I don't know how we missed this one ATS?

I am indebted to you OP



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 12:54 PM
link   
Where does your 99.7% figure come from.....Let's start with a source before unfounded discussion.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 12:55 PM
link   
Okay, I've got to know.
Who was the 3 legged / armed monkey that flagged this thread?



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 12:57 PM
link   

Originally posted by abecedarian
Okay, I've got to know.
Who was the 3 legged / armed monkey that flagged this thread?





posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 12:58 PM
link   
And let's not forget, with regards to humans, "limbs" are arms and legs.
The extremities are digits: fingers and toes; they are not limbs.
Peni and breasts are appendages / organs.


edit on 2/3/2012 by abecedarian because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 12:58 PM
link   
reply to post by abecedarian
 


I was wondering the exact same thing,

Looks like silly night on ATS (depending on your geographical location, it may be day!).

Come on then OP what's this all about? Or is it as bad as this looks?

I am hoping for a witty response



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 01:00 PM
link   
If the average (mean) number of limbs is lower than the number of limbs in the majority of humans (mode), I would say this makes perfect sense. It also means that fewer have extra limbs than have missing limbs.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 01:01 PM
link   

Originally posted by ignorant_ape
appologies for the rather " bare " thread , but , as the title says :

99.7% of humans have an above average number of limbs : discuss



If almost ALL of the humans alive have an above average amount of anything, how does that remain "above average"? If everyone has something, it's no longer abnormal.


I must be reading this wrong, I've known a lot of people in my life, and I don't remember ever meeting someone with more than 2 arms, or 2 legs.
** Men - that isn't a leg.

Are these limbs on our trees? How does one figure out the average amount? I have lots of trees.......



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 01:02 PM
link   

Originally posted by The1Prettiest1One
If the average (mean) number of limbs is lower than the number of limbs in the majority of humans (mode), I would say this makes perfect sense. It also means that fewer have extra limbs than have missing limbs.

Would that be arithmetic, geometric or harmonic mean?



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 01:03 PM
link   

Originally posted by abecedarian

Originally posted by The1Prettiest1One
If the average (mean) number of limbs is lower than the number of limbs in the majority of humans (mode), I would say this makes perfect sense. It also means that fewer have extra limbs than have missing limbs.

Would that be arithmetic, geometric or harmonic mean?


Arithmetic mean, which is the "average". Sort of the "DC offset" of the group.

edit on 2/3/2012 by The1Prettiest1One because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 01:08 PM
link   
I am entirely unclear about how this discussion relates to Philosophy and Metaphysics (perhaps I lack imagination)....

But have you seen this? www.abovetopsecret.com...
edit on 3-2-2012 by Maxmars because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 01:08 PM
link   
Assuming the OP means or is including digits, i.e. fingers, thumbs and toes. I think that we as humans are messing with evolution. How many people are born with an extra finger or toe, and get it removed due to it not being 'normal'.

The human race is still evolving, who's to say that an extra digit is not part of our next evolutionary phase.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 01:15 PM
link   

Originally posted by Maxmars
I am entirely unclear about how this discussion relates to Philosophy and Metaphysics (perhaps I lack imagination)....

But have you seen this? www.abovetopsecret.com...
edit on 3-2-2012 by Maxmars because: (no reason given)


Perhaps an object lesson in how we tend to think about what's "average" and that many things don't follow our usual "intuitive" bias? I would expect something similar with number of eyes and many other things.

The average number of limbs being lower than what the majority of the population posseses is not at all surprising (to me).

Oh, and yes, I'll see "that".

ETA: "That" is pretty cool.


ETAA: One of my cats has 6 extra toes.


edit on 2/3/2012 by The1Prettiest1One because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 01:19 PM
link   

Originally posted by The1Prettiest1One
...
The average number of limbs being lower than what the majority of the population posseses is not at all surprising (to me)....


The op's claim was 99.7% have above average, not lower than average.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 01:20 PM
link   
Why hasen't the OP come back to respond to any questions. He is online on ATS.

Maybe laughing his arse off at us in his questionable thread....



new topics

top topics



 
4
<<   2  3  4 >>

log in

join