Bamboozled by a Book’s Title

If you purchased Lyons and Peres’ text, “Probability on Trees and Networks” with the expectations of expanding ones knowledge on forest ecosystems, then there’s a snowball’s chance in a polar vortex that you’ve been duped! Probability on Trees and Networks

The authors’ description of a tree’s branching system disregards fundamental plant anatomy with no mention of the apical, intercalary, or lateral meristematic tissue. Their trees’, bereft of leaves and meristems, simply grow upward from the root, branching towards the tree’s children. If the growth is upward or skyward, then their “children”, such as seedlings and saplings must be floating about in the lower atmosphere. These would be literal air plants with the ability to circumvent the Earth’s gravitational force. For all one knows these plants’ cellular composition could be akin to chiffon or some wispy fabric.

As of yet, there are no known dendrological species that hover within the vapors of the Earth’s atmosphere; therefore, I’m skeptical to whether these aerial trees exist.  Presumably, these trees are inhabitants of another life supporting sphere, but conceivably are fantastical fabrications that dwell within the authors’ minds. Pulp fiction.

Cordially,

Lord Eggs Benedict, 8th Duke of Breakfast

 

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The Cognitive Exploration of Quasi-Pseudoscientific Sites.

I have been fascinated with populations that congregate on internet sites that misconstrue information related to particular fields of science. I have become so captivated that my circadian rhythm is now the inverse of the daily pattern of the Eastern Standard Time zone.

Primordial Ooze:

Currently there is uncertainty as to where the ancestors of this internet population originated. There are pages that do not conform to modern minimalistic design, and observations of the number of visitors per day suggest that these subscribers are not deterred by the lack of user interface (UI) feng shui. They also exhibit signatures of primitive hyper text markup language; however, creation dates were not determined because there were no cyberspace archeologists available to comment on the UI architecture. No one knows how to contact these professionals and it is questionable whether they exist…The domains were bookmarked as potential nucleation sites; however, sites peppered with click bait and overloaded with advertisements were not included due to reduced loading speed annoyance.

 To be continued…researching.