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Re: Untested assumptions (was Re: segnosaurs)

In a message dated 97-08-01 23:07:11 EDT, th81@umail.umd.edu (Thomas R.
Holtz, Jr.) writes:

<< (Example from
 morphometrics: don't assume a twelfth-order differential equation is the
 best explanation for a plot of hindlimb length vs. mass when a simple
 allometric equation will suffice). >>

But suppose the twelfth-order differential equation >is< the best