It's four o'clock, and this is the first post of the day.
We're collecting a helluvalot of data, that's for sure, and the analytical model is still in the rough stages, but the operating theory about why birth order matters so much in determining a person's personality goes something like this:
For any given pair of siblings, k1 and k2,
Holding age/developmental stage behavior, b, constant,
[e.g., b1 = climbing on back of sofa toward open window,
b2 = pulling all the placemats out ten times in a row while you're making dinner,
b3 = chewing buttons off of remote control...bn]
For any given repeated or similar behavior bn, the amusement quotient, A, is significantly lower when k2 does it than it was when k1 did it:
A2,1 = f(k2 * b1) < A1,1 = f(k1 * b1)
Thus novelty, N, can be expressed as the difference between the two amusement levels:
N = A1 - A2
Current data suggests that any Nb is between 0.90 and 0.96 * A1, b.
In other words, that shit ain't funny, get down!