“In speaking of the individual it must be understood that we are not attempting to speak of this or that man in particular; we must turn to the general impression that remains after having considered a great number of people,” Quetelet wrote in 1835. “Removing his individuality we will eliminate all that is accidental.1

Excerpt From: Todd Rose. “The End of Average.” Apple Books.


  1. Quetelet, Sur l’homme, 12 ↩︎