Degrees of freedom
A motivating example
This example is taken from Battlestar Galactica (I know, boredom and procrastination know no bounds)
- A: "Listen to this, five final Cylon models; five pillars at the temple, for the five priests devoted to the one... "
- B: "C'mon it's all just mumbo-jumbo"
However in the "scripture" it is made clear there is one pillar for each of the priests.
So there are only 2 degrees of freedom here, we can change the number of final Cylon models but only one of the pillar count or the priests, as the other is the same.
- Specifically: Series 3, Episode 13 ending at approx 32:40. A refers to president Rosolin and B, Sol, the Exo of Galatica