Yes we can

From a poem submitted to the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics:


Because of statistics
I can rearrange the stars in the skies above

Indeed. Especially so when the PSF is broad and the stars overlap.


One Comment
  1. hlee:

    I used to read Chinese poem but with this simplified characters, I cannot. However, I’m biased but affirmative to say that the translation could mislead the author’s intention. We often joked about stars by saying we can change constellations (each country has different constellations, not limited to Greek mythology). I doubt that the author intend to change coordinates (RA and DEC) of stars nor to detach a star from its association/binary companion via statistics.

    08-11-2009, 8:32 am
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