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Re: Hanson 2006, Mortimer, Baeker response

Picking nits here. Faith and religion are kept _entirely_ separate from the 
_practice_ of science, _by definition_.  By _all_ people.


----- Original Message ----
From: Jaime A. Headden <qilongia@yahoo.com>
To: dinosaur@usc.edu
Cc: davidrpeters@earthlink.net
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2006 4:15:14 PM
Subject: Re: Hanson 2006, Mortimer, Baeker response

 David Peters (davidrpeters@earthlink.net) wrote:

<And yet, twenty years from now, after everyone accepts tiny pteros as adults,
your children will have no problem understanding this form of evolution.>

  There is no "this form of evolution" without proof, and one cannot point to
these juveniles and embryos and simply label them "adults" without further
proof. What the future will see is the argument from nothing, that someone has
asked people to suspend their disbelief and just "accept" these are adults,
without any primary data (none has been forthcoming). This is a matter of faith
and religion, and for most reasonable people, is kept well separate from
science which does not tamper in faith.


Jaime A. Headden

"Innocent, unbiased observation is a myth." --- P.B. Medawar (1969)

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