It would be helpful if the Old man had the talents of Nexus 6.
Picture: two ‘white-coats’, ( Dick and Bob) a lab, a computer, a duck.
Dick: All the prelims are finished?
Dick: It has a beak?
Dick: It quacks?
Dick: Okay, run it all through the computer.
Bob: consider it done…
Bob: There’s a better than 50% chance it’s a duck.
Dick: What’s the bad news?
Bob: There’s a small statistical probability that it could be a flying pig, disguised as a duck, if you add the assumption that the possibility must be considered.
Dick: Excellent! ‘Dick and Bob’s flying pig hypothesis’; we’ll be famous!
Bob: But it’s probably wrong…
Dick: Get real, Bob; nobody will care if we come up with another ‘it’s a duck’ paper. Going with the ‘flying pig’ will guarantee us five years of funding from an anti-duck think-tank.
Bob: Sure looks a hell of a lot like a duck to me…