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brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

Bob LeChevalier lojbab at lojban.org
Wed Oct 2 19:56:51 EST 2002


"John Knight" <jwknight at polbox.com> wrote:
>> It is in fact exactly a theory, as the word is used in science: an
>> hypothesis for which so much evidence has accumulated and which
>> has been so successful in explaining phonemena across the entire
>> field that it has been elevated to the status of the default
>> mode of interpretation of new data.
>
>Except that half of American "scientists",

False.

>91% of the American public, and
>the vast majority of REAL scientists in the rest of the world [read: those
>who weren't hired under affirmative action], don't believe it has EVER been
>"verified to some degree".

False and false.  Outside the US, there is almost no one that DOESN'T
accept evolution.

>"Evolution" CANNOT be observed, to any degree.

Evolution HAS BEEN observed, to the degree necessary to establish that
it occurs.

>The *speculation* that a
>human "evolved" from some other form of life has NEVER been observed, to ANY
>degree.

But evidence that matches predictions of the theory of evolution HAS
been observed which is what science requires.

>It is *not* a "theory" to presume that humans "evolved" from
>monkeys just because their skulls have a similar shape

Correct, though it does make it more plausible.

>> Tell ya what, John.  When you wake up one morning with extremely painful
>> lumps in your lymph nodes, fever, chills, bad headaches and a crippling
>> maliase, why don't you submit your symptoms to Usenet and we'll take
>> the most frequent guess to be the correct diagnosis.  Then we'll all
>> vote on the correct treatment -- which most likely will be garlic,
>> vinnegar, and prayer.  Then we'll see how well you fare under
>> science-by-democracy.
>
>You don't seem to appreciate that our "scientists" and "doctors" have been
>so dumbed down by affirmative action that the Usenet IS a more reliable
>source of information than they are.  It was American jew "doctors" who
>spearheaded the world's most EXPENSIVE "health care" system, yet countries
>like Japan and Australia who spend HALF as much as us (as a percent of GDP)
>live FOUR years longer.
>
>Do YOU trust these jew doctors?

Do you eschew all doctors and all medications?

>> Care to bet your life on your revisionist theories?
>
>Most Christians do, all the time, cary.  That's why Christians live longer
>than atheists, why prayer is a more effective prescription for health than
>your jew "doctors", why Japanese and Australian men will live an average of
>10 years longer than you and your fellow jews and niggers, and 4 years
>longer than American men.

And you think that Japanese are "white Christian Israelites", right?

>Prayer had the
>greatest health benefits, surpassing such alternatives added to standard
>heart care as guided imagery, stress relaxation, and healing touch
>therapies".

So prayer is better than New Age "alternative medicine".  So what?

lojbab



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