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Re: America is a "Christian nation"
« Reply #45 on: August 09, 2006, 10:11:25 AM »
Elisha - good points.  I haven't brushed up on my stats in awhile.
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Re: America is a "Christian nation"
« Reply #46 on: August 09, 2006, 11:10:48 AM »
Elisha - good points.  I haven't brushed up on my stats in awhile.

Sure.  Additionally, one of my stats profs back in college said that that a sample size of 2 was fine (or multiple samples of n = 2) for a population that was shown to be normally distributed.

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Re: America is a "Christian nation"
« Reply #47 on: August 09, 2006, 12:14:35 PM »
Of course, can we say that the assertion "all empires will fall" or "all decadent empires will fall" has a) a normal distribution, or b) a sample size large enough to make the claims significant?
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