Two mistakes

Dilworth bactitech at hortonsbay.com
Sat Feb 17 01:20:10 EST 2001

Gee, Albano, I think this was a valuable discourse.  I agree: I think
your slight difficulty with English as a second language was a small
part of the problem, but only a small part.  If you're going into
science from a theoretical point of view, you've got to be able to take
the heat of other colleagues asking tough questions.

We know you weren't trying to hurt anyone.  Now is not the time to pick
up your toys and go home..........:-)(just an American idiom).

Judy Dilworth, M.T. (ASCP)

P.S.  I don't know enough about any of this to be able to comment
further from the scientific aspect of it.  I'm not a research
microbiologist, merely a medical one.  I don't know the first thing
about whether it is possible for microbial life on Mars.

Albano Neira Navarro wrote:
> I think it's very simple:
>     1- The 1st post (J. Gentile) was talking about the posibilities of find
> life somewhere in the universe, not only in the relatively very well known
> Mars cortex. Well, but this wasn't the question.
>     2- Philosophy is not only deductive method: there is place to all kind
> of knowledge methods, you know.
>     3- If you say "somewhere out there must to be life, 'cause there are
> millions of planets", this is not a deductive way (is it?), but a sentence
> based on a statistic calc followed by an inductive think.
>     4-          ---   "You look like if you'd need a colony of martian bac
> on your desk to begin to
> think on the possibility of martian life."  ---
>         What I wanted to say is that in which moment will you think it's
> time to begin to think that is posible that Mars surface contents life.
>     5- Somebody asked me if I'm a microbiologist, and maybe I should asked
> you too, 'cause no one is able (not: 'no one wants')to tell anything about
> which bac models could live in where martian places.
>     6- If you only have good knowledge about mic and philosophy, this
> discussion is not for you; you should read some geologists' publications
> about Mars surface, Mars activity and martian ecological conditions to host
> life: in the life not all is biology.
> and 7- I think this discussion is finished, 'cause it has only give
> problems. Sorry for my bad english, maybe some things I wrote wasn't what I
> was thinking. In no moment I tried to hurt anybody, so, if somebody felt so,
> please, excuse me.
> No more. Nice to read you all. Bye.

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