Sigh. Even with a bell curve, it's still half!
Not unless the bell curve dips suddenly to zero at IQ 100 (meaning no one has IQ 100). Also note that I defined average intelligence as a range (common parlance), not the exact spot of IQ 100. Less than half are below average and less than half are above average because a lot are average (close to 100). And if you do choose to say "no, only IQ 100 is average!" then still less than half are below and less than half are above because some are IQ 100.
I'll feed one apparent troll today.
Will they assume we worshiped little sphere gods?
His name is A Sphere and he has the same spacial dimensions as us.
Half of all people are below average intelligence.
No. It's a bell curve distribution, not a line with a point at 100. Half of all people being below average would mean that no one was average. The vast majority of people are average because "average" is a small range in the middle of the bell curve. The area under the section under the curve relative to the total area under the whole curve indicates the percentage of the population. Even if you assume IQ 100 and only IQ 100 as average there are still a lot of people in that slot. Also, a very large percentage of the smaller number of people who are below average are not going to see this movie or even think about the trailer to eventually make the fallacious "based on a true story" claim (or do any of the other stupid things that often prompt this meme). Many still aren't allowed in "polite society" or are confined to home or nursing home.
So remember, when you hear about study results that say 40% of "adults on the street" can't point to Africa on a map, they're talking about a smidgeon of below average people, some of the average people, and even some of the above average people. Be happy that they know what Africa is, a map is, and that either can be on the other, but only in different ways. That they point to the wrong part of the map (or believe a movie to be "based on a true story") shows they know something.
just put everything in VM's
You could use Linux KVM for that! Not to confuse the issue...
consciousness is an illusion. There is no such thing.
Some would argue that illusions are impossible without consciousness, and therefore consciousness can't be an illusion.
What this country needs is a good five cent ANYTHING!