Through the disclosing of the world and the "they", "being-in-the-world [becomes] visible in its everydayness and averageness
" (Heidegger, 1996:121).
This is clearly not a strictly mathematical kind of averageness
, since our status as a prosperous social democracy is more exceptional in the world than not.
is a term used to describe how unusual or strange a person's facial features are.
A new study links averageness
to diversity in the major histocompatibility complex--a cluster of genes that plays a major role in the immune system.
Physical attractiveness is rooted in the geometric concept of symmetry, mathematical concept of averageness
, and biological concept of secondary sexual characteristics."
Once a threshold of averageness
or typicality is reached (say, the approximately $10,000 it costs to insure a family of four), it is implausible that additional income will linearly be spent on health care.
Researchers, in fact, have found that people of both sexes tend to prefer averageness
in members of the opposite sex: The greater the number of faces poured (by computer) into a composite, the higher it's scored in attractiveness by viewers.
One of the more counter-intuitive predictors of facial attractiveness is mathematical averageness
. Averaged composites of faces are more attractive than their component faces (Langlois & Roggman, 1990; Langlois, Roggman, & Musselman, 1994), and faces that are distorted towards the average of a set of faces are more attractive than undistorted faces, even when skin complexion and symmetry (which influence attractiveness) are controlled (Rhodes, Sumich, & Byatt, 1999; Rhodes & Tremewan, 1996).
missionaries of unselfconscious averageness
and "common sense"
In politics, where Americans worship at the shrine of the unaffected common man, averageness
allows all Kansans to present themselves as something of an aristocracy.
For it is precisely the foreignness of art, its irreconcilability with the compulsions of our averageness
, that terrifies: "The artist's particular devotion is the one thing that cannot be reached or tampered with.
Watford obviously boast a decent home record themselves, but in a division saturated with averageness
the Hornets are as ordinary as the rest.