"On the charms of statistics, and how mechanical models resembling gambling
machines offer a link to a handy way to characterize log-normal
distributions. This can provide deeper insight into variability and
Normal or log-normal: That is the question!"
This fundamental question is raised towards the end of the paper.
"Because of the general preference of the normal distribution, we were asked to find examples of data that followed a normal distribution, but did not match a log-normal distribution. Interestingly, original measurements did not yield any such examples."
The point definitely needs further discussion!