On being the right size

To: Geoffrey Dabb <>
Subject: On being the right size
From: Martin Butterfield via Canberrabirds <>
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2022 22:57:12 +0000
Of course, Wikipedia being what it is, it doesn't actually have a link to the essay!  This does:  

I have just read it (quickly - perhaps 'skimmed' is a better word) and rate it as well worthwhile further study.  As there are a couple of glaring malapropisms I assume the document has been scanned and a few errors were undetected, but they don't alter the overall thrust of the document.

On Mon, 7 Mar 2022 at 09:27, Geoffrey Dabb <> wrote:

When I was at school, more than 60 years ago, this essay  by JBS Haldane was in one of our schoolbooks.  I see that it is now sufficiently famous to be covered in Wikipedia.  (I must quickly reject any inference that I think everything, or even most things, covered in Wikipedia are appropriately described as famous.)


From long experience I know that some mystery surrounds the question when a graphic qualifies as the ‘right size’ to enable reproduction on this chatline.  No matter, that is simply a test of one’s perseverance. Many offerings have been regarded as of insufficient importance to justify even a second attempt.


With respect to the below, this is a fourth attempt. That is not an indication of importance, given the trivial nature of the graphic.  I was simply testing the properties of the current filter, which do vary from time to time.  Now that I have (possibly) inflicted it on you, my question is whether anyone has thoughts on the subject matter.


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