Empirical Evidence That the Fruit Does Not Fall Far From the Tree

Observed on Marlborough Street, Back Bay, Boston:

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The culprit–the blurriness due to high winds indicates a potential mechanism:

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Important caveat though: n = 2. Or perhaps n = 1. Discuss.

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3 Responses to Empirical Evidence That the Fruit Does Not Fall Far From the Tree

  1. Jeff says:

    n=2, but you need count the tree as a random factor. 🙂

  2. Darkling says:

    Pseudoreplication!

  3. eNeMeE says:

    n=0, since you’ve only observed a fraction of the fruit dropping from the tree. “The fruit” clearly indicates all fruit from the tree, so two pieces don’t count.

    n=2, since it’s usually referring to child/parent relationships. “Not falling far…” is clearly associated with an unspoken “usually” or “often”.

    …not sure which one I like better. Second one is almost certainly more accurate though 😛

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