• Question: what is the meaning of normal?

    Asked by v1997 to Asif, Laura, Lena, Sean, Viv on 19 Mar 2012.
    • Photo: Lena Ciric

      Lena Ciric answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      For us scientists, normal means average – what you would find most commonly. It’s a difficult term to define though, normal can mean so many things…

    • Photo: Viv Lyons

      Viv Lyons answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      As a scientist normality is good but as an individual I would rather make my own choices irrespective of what all the other ‘normal’ people do.

    • Photo: Sean Murphy

      Sean Murphy answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      I don’t really think there is such a thing as ‘normal’. Generally it means that something is as you would expect it to be. However in general, as people we are all changing through evolution, and today’s ‘normal’ may be tomorrows ‘abnormal’.