On being the right size

To: 'Geoffrey Dabb' <>, 'Canberrabirds' <>
Subject: On being the right size
From: Philip Veerman <>
Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2022 23:24:11 +0000

Well before having read that article, though skimming through I am of course familiar with the intent, I think there is some trickery in the graphic, comparing a penny with a $2 and what I suspect is a peafowl feather, I think from a left side of tail. The $2 is a curiosity, as you can’t play 2 up with it, as both sides are heads. You theme might be heads & tails.


From: Canberrabirds [ On Behalf Of Geoffrey Dabb
Sent: Monday, 7 March, 2022 9:26 AM
To: Canberrabirds
Subject: [Canberrabirds] On being the right size


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.


A coin next to a coin

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