Elendur_Krown t1_jadt7ko wrote

If you want to continue stargazing with the binoculars you could simply use something to block their windows from your view. A standing screen would probably do the trick.


Elendur_Krown t1_j1hfuas wrote

Why would it have to be normally distributed?

In my eyes a non-biased relative comparison could end up with a whole host of distributions. A relative measure only means that you'll translate and perhaps rescale the original distribution.

Do you have a theorem or specific result to refer to?

I should also point out that the Lake Wobegon effect is at its most relevant when the underlying distribution is symmetric. Meaning that the average and the median are equivalent. This does hold for e.g. normal distributions. But if we allow for distributions with long smaller-than-mean tails, it would be possible that a majority are better than the mean.