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The Sciences

Egg in a Box

Cosmic VarianceBy Sean CarrollMarch 19, 2009 6:44 AM

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Sure is quiet around here. I can't blog much, as I'm in the final throes of book-writing. So instead, let's have some user-generated content! Here is a figure that I've drawn for use in my book.

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Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to figure out what the figure is supposed to be illustrating, and what lesson is purportedly conveyed. (Hint: that's supposed to be an egg.) How hard can it be? If it's a fruitful exercise, we can repeat for other figures, similarly inscrutable.

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