Dear All,

I wonder if anyone can help me. I'm trying to trace a quotation that a now long 
retired colleague of mine used to use. He doesn't remember where he got it from 
but it is very apt, and since it relates to animal shape I'm hoping someone on 
this mailing list will recognise it (particularly since I'm probably not 
remembering it quite properly and google is being unhelpful). The quote as best 
I remember it is:

"Give me 4 parameters and I can build you an elephant. Give me 5 and I can make 
it wag its tail."

I've always imagined it was something that a 1930s developmental biologist or 
mathematician would have said when discussing the utility of developmental 
models at the time.

Can anyone help?

Bill Sellers, Tel: 01612751719, Mobile: 07857655786, 
University of Manchester, D1239 Michael Smith Building, Manchester, M13 9PT.

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