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Think there's one "perfect" way to run? The best analysis on the subject I have read to date:

Think there's one "perfect" way to run? The best analysis on the subject I have read to date:

If there is one thing that I have learned in 15+ years of teaching and studying biology, it's that variation is the norm rather than the exception. Variability is the reason why biology is sometimes called the "sloppy science," and it's the reason why undergraduate biology majors at my college are required to take a course in statistics. Statistical methods are the tools that we use to tease out pattern from often messy piles of data, and they allow us to come to not always very clear-cut conclusions. The upshot of this is that in any sample of data there is going to be variation, and there are going to be outliers who don't follow the statistically supported pattern. As an anatomist, variation is inherent in nearly everything that I teach and study, from the frogs that I wrote my dissertation on, to the cats, pigs, and sharks that my students dissect in the laboratory. Va...

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