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    (Original post by blonde-beth)
    pah, everyone knows that there is a 50.0000023 chance of it landing on tails because the weight on the heads side is slightly more... :p:
    Of course, for such an important competition special coins would be crafted to nullify this bias (and provide a nice little commemorative souvenir for the hordes of spectators).
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    Why?
    Don't ask questions of the lower class Lemon, its never worth it.
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    (Original post by george54)
    pffft what a moaner.

    50% chance of finishing in the bottom? since when has that rule ever ever ever applied anywhere? work hard and you'll come out on top. you create your own luck - no?
    A small flaw with that is everyone else is doing the same (what with it being med school where everyone had to fight just to get in) Meaning you have to run as fast as you can to stay put, and twice as fast as that to get ahead.

    (Original post by terpineol)
    Don't ask questions of the lower class Lemon, its never worth it.
    Generally true :sigh:
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    (Original post by george54)
    pffft what a moaner.

    50% chance of finishing in the bottom? since when has that rule ever ever ever applied anywhere? work hard and you'll come out on top. you create your own luck - no?
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    (Original post by crazylemon)
    A small flaw with that is everyone else is doing the same (what with it being med school where everyone had to fight just to get in) Meaning you have to run as fast as you can to stay put, and twice as fast as that to get ahead.
    But surely there are those who work harder than others? And those who are just more adept, better learners etc etc. You can't be insinuating that everyone is exactly the same

    (Original post by digitalis)
    sorry dude but this means nothing to me lol, my point is this - a hard working individual does not have a 50/50 chance of being in the top/bottom of the class. similarly, a lazy student is more likely to find him/herself towards the bottom of the class.
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    (Original post by george54)
    But surely there are those who work harder than others? And those who are just more adept, better learners etc etc. You can't be insinuating that everyone is exactly the same



    sorry dude but this means nothing to me lol, my point is this - a hard working individual does not have a 50/50 chance of being in the top/bottom of the class. similarly, a lazy student is more likely to find him/herself towards the bottom of the class.
    That is Gaussian distribution, it is the distribution in any continuous variable in a natural population (i.e. grades/ranking/intelligence in med school).

    As crazylemon insinuates, you are up against a whole bunch of far, far more intelligent people than you have experienced in school, so probability says that most people fall into the middle of that curve.
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    That list makes me laugh - reminds me of the 'You Know You're a Nurse When...' group on Facebook.

    ljos' healthcare truths:
    1. You won't want your favourite patient to leave
    2. Toilets = designated crying area
    3. Surgeons have more fun
    4. Seizures get boring after a while
    5. It doesn't happen like the books said it would
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    (Original post by george54)
    But surely there are those who work harder than others? And those who are just more adept, better learners etc etc. You can't be insinuating that everyone is exactly the same



    sorry dude but this means nothing to me lol, my point is this - a hard working individual does not have a 50/50 chance of being in the top/bottom of the class. similarly, a lazy student is more likely to find him/herself towards the bottom of the class.
    Of course some work harder. But remember you are no longer at college. There are no longer the really lazy/stupid ones. They don't make it.

    Digitalis explained it.
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    (Original post by george54)
    But surely there are those who work harder than others? And those who are just more adept, better learners etc etc. You can't be insinuating that everyone is exactly the same



    sorry dude but this means nothing to me lol, my point is this - a hard working individual does not have a 50/50 chance of being in the top/bottom of the class. similarly, a lazy student is more likely to find him/herself towards the bottom of the class.
    Reasoned and logical points like this are not allowed from applicants.

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    (Original post by fortysixandtwo)
    Reasoned and logical points like this are not allowed from applicants.

    I am not saying that list is cannon more that if you go in expecting to be near the top you are likely to get a nasty surprise.

    Unless you are a gunner.
 
 
 
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