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(Permalink) Posted: June 11 2003,14:50   

Quote (niiicholas @ June 11 2003,03:31)
...particularly the response from Nilsson himself, and then see how many of his/Berlinski's claims are left standing.

Sorry, I don't have anything useful to add, but I didn't realize that Nilsson had replied to Berlinski.  This is priceless:

Contrary to Berlinski's claim, we calculate the spatial resolution (visual acuity) for all parts of our eye evolution sequence. The functions in Figure 1 display the results. These plots are computer generated, using small increments. Values and units are given on the axes of the plots, and procedures are explained in the legend. The underlying theory is explained in the main text, including the important Equation 1 and a reference to Warrant and McIntyre (1993) where this theory is derived. Yet, Berlinski insists that "Nilsson and Pelger do not calculate the visual acuity of any structure". It would be much simpler for Berlinski if he went just a tiny step further and denied the existence of our paper altogether.


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