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Old 12-03-04, 12:23 PM
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MichaelW
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boyze, the Mercx example is a nice example of Return to the Mean. Sr was in a different league to the peleton, able to win time and time again. He was at the very extreme of the normal distribution. Jr is a jobbing pro, good at his job, much better than the average but not outstanding in his field. He is in the top end of the normal distribution.
Can you name any outstanding athletes (or people from any field) who have been outclassed by their children? There are countless examples of the children of great and outstanding people who are better than average but not as good as their parents.
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