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Re: HEADLINES for the scientifically literate
Well, now, short version is my housemate's reaction to this article includes
people were around in the Miocene when the continents shifted (which
accounts for the three different varieties of domestic pigs), and that the
report accounts for why Jews don't eat pork and dislike Arabs. The links?
Kazakhistan is in the Middle East and pigs evolved more than three thousand
years ago. (I guess until now he hadn't realized that.) Mind you, I half
expected something outrageous to come out of him, I can never predict what
it will be - and I was standing there trying not to laugh.
If my housemates thought that rats hatched from eggs, and don't assume they
don't, they would stand there and lecture me on the subject and I'd better
There's been just a bit of friction... particularly since I insisted on
going to work with a broken leg instead of going on welfare - I may have
blown it! ;) But I haven't been arguing with them on this stuff.
Experience has taught me people who say stuff like this know way better than
I do and cannot be argued with. Fortunately they believe that everyone is
educable. In time, I will learn all sorts of things.
----- Original Message -----
From: "pheret" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Dora Smith" <email@example.com>
Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 13, 2004 5:33 PM
Subject: Re: HEADLINES for the scientifically literate
> pigs in the meocene? hehe. i went to the zoo on sunday and saw
> warthogs. they do look somewhat prehistoric but please . . .
> of course, about 8 years ago one of the women i used to work with thought
> rats hatched from eggs, like chickens, not born from eggs like mammals.
> pheret (who has seen rats born AND piglets -- neither looks like a bird)