Are you above average? Is your child an A student? Is your employee an introvert or an extrovert? Every day we are measured against the yardstick of averages, judged according to how close we come to it or how far we deviate from it. The assumption that metrics comparing us to an average—like GPAs, personality test results, and performance review ratings—reveal something meaningful about our potential is so ingrained in our consciousness that we don't even question it. That assumption, says Harvard's Todd Rose, is spectacularly—and scientifically—wrong.
"A must read for school administrators"
Todd Rose, the Director of the Mind, Brain, & Education program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the author of "The End of Average: How to Succeed in a World That Values Sameness," explains why we should stop using averages to understand individuals.
Through a heady cocktail of drugs and the occult, Bosley slips through time and space and glimpses The End. Cities lay in ruins, and those who still cling to life hide in the rubble like frightened animals. Walking carcasses shamble through the debris exacting a horrible fate upon any living they find. This horrific future is the only world fourteen year old Ocean has ever known. Starving and alone, she struggles for even the most basic of necessities: food, water, shelter, love….
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Tonight on the program, we look at the latest developments in the fight against the Zika virus. Charlie is joined by Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases.
We continue with a political update with Mark Halperin, co-managing editor of Bloomberg Politics and co-host of With All Due Respect.
Next, Javier Muñoz discusses replacing Lin-Manuel Miranda in the role of Alexander Hamilton in the Tony-nominated musical Hamilton.
We conclude with a look at the film War Dogs with director Todd Phillips and actor Jonah Hill.