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February 27, 2008


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From the 2nd hand descriptions (here & elsewhere), it seems like a poorly designed experiment, since none indicates that Christian Agrillo or his associates examined the 2 dimensional retinal image qualities of the chosen school. School density, individual size, vitality, proximity, etc.
That is just bad science made shiny to attract the fish-eye lens of the media.
My best guess at the quality of the research is that the best fish guess at the size of the school has a disk size discrimination limit of around 20%, rather than any ability to count.
Sigh ; so much for copying my answer from a fishy schoolmate.

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