Copyright ©1997 by Paul Niquette. All rights reserved.
have I spoken for a half a century, in an effort to caution students and
colleagues about how averages can be misleading.
For adults, I often add, "The average American has one
ovary and one testicle, but parthenogenesis
is a rare event in the human species." Sophisticated readers may recognize
this as an expurgated version of a familiar declaration not suitable for