That’s only true for a small number of entries near the middle and only for a short time. In fact, that time has already passed, because any existing entry that has a chance has already been the median at some point. The value, I can happily report, is converging. So I already know that my entry, for example, isn’t going to win. Not that I would have any motivation to help it. The whole point was to discover some magical central value of humanity (to overstate it a little). And, we hope, new values should be coming in that hit that target zone between the two or three middle ones, giving us more accuracy on the value we seek.
Recently–in terms of entries–the median value has finally begun to settle down, indicating that I could have some confidence now in the general vicinity (which is highly subjective) of what the final result would be, given a large number of entries.
Unfortunately, I didn’t get the turnout I was hoping for. I have received only 20 answers from this message board, plus 7 that I recorded in person prior to posting this thread.
When the data on this thread dried up much sooner than I expected, I knew I had to end the experiment, but I wanted to ask more people in person in a last-ditch effort to gather a reasonable amount of entries. But I keep forgetting to do so, and that’s why the game hasn’t ended yet. My apologies to the 20 people on the edges of their seats. I’m giving myself one more shot to collect data, though, so hang in there.
Meanwhile, if anyone else wants to throw a dart, the dartboard is still pretty big, I’d say.