The very specific conditions governing the growth of each arm more closely resembles those of the other arms in the same flake than those in other flakes because those are farther away?
Reductionist and proud of it.
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn. Benjamin Franklin
Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself, even though you never touch its coat tails. Clarence Darrow
A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read. Mark Twain