Monday, December 6, 2010

I wonder

I really do wonder how long you could scratch a dog's stomach for before they got bored and walked away.

I've never had the patience to try it out, but one of these days I'm gonna have to see.

In the name of science, ya know?

Then we'd have to duplicate it, and do double-blind testing.

I'd have to recruit all the dog owners out there, we'd first have to get raw data , simply rub the dog's belly till he or she leaves, while timing it of course.

Then the double-blind, which in this case I guess would mean that both you and the dog have to wear a blindfold and see how it goes.

If we got enough data from a wide enough sample base, we could then break it down by species and find a statistics type to do the analysis for us, cause that stats 101 I took 20+ years ago ain't going to be helping me too much at this late date.

What do ya think?

Anyone in on this with me?


Boo and Trev said...

Clearly you should contact Kieran, as he is in the last year of his PHd in statistics. He knows awesome amounts of stuff that I don't understand!


swenglishexpat said...

Sorry, have no dog. This post is what I would call a deeply philosophical one. ;-) I love your colourful canvases, by the way. Keep going!

Helen said...

Life is too short! The dog will wear you out. Chuck will rule.

oreneta said...

Trev, doesn't look like I've got a lot of willing dog-belly scratchers, I think with the data I will pull in alone, should I ever go for it, will be sufficiently non-robust that I'll be able to manage it on my own! Then again, maybe this is just what he need for his thesis!

Swenglishexpat...hey, we all have to be deep from time to time, no?

Helen, indeed he will. Sad, but true.

Anonymous said...

v funny...slow day??

oreneta said...

Ummmm, yeah.

Vancouver Isle Doug said...

Now this is a study that would receive a multi-million dollar government grant. Good luck!

oreneta said...

Where do you think I should apply? The Gates foundation or what?