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Re: Unintelligent Speculation

From: BoyintheMachine.nul
Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2007 11:29:20 EDT
Archived: Thu, 02 Aug 2007 10:56:06 -0400
Subject: Re: Unintelligent Speculation

>From: Bob Shell <bob.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2007 09:24:12 -0400
>Subject: Unintelligent Speculation [was: The ETH]



>I think the problem is that most people who are doing the
>name-calling have not had any formal training in evolution.
>Most educated laymen have not even heard of convergent
>evolution, much less have any understanding of how it is
>theorized to work.

>Jason's comment above is a good example. It reminds me of how
>many people, scientists included, dismissed evolution when old
>Charlie Darwin first proposed it. It was 'Unintelligent
>Speculation'. If supermarket tabloids had existed at the time,
>no doubt his critics would have said that was where his writings

>Convergent evolution is not wild-assed speculation, it is an
>observed phenomenon in biology. Similar environmental niches
>often create similar creatures or structures of creatures. I
>learned about this in my zoology classes in college, and that's
>been some years ago, and the theory has only gained more
>confirmation during those years.

You are absolutely right, Bob. Convergent Evolution is a valid
concept. However, what you fail to understand is that to use
Convergent Evolution as evidence for a terrestrial origin of
UFOs is ridiculous. Convergent evolution can only be used in
comparing two known species, such as goldfish and blue whales,
they have the same basic body structure because such structure
is best suited for the environment in which they live.

However, one doesn't compare an elephant to a 'purple
snogledant', because such creature has never been proven to

I'm not saying our visitors are jut as imaginary as a
'snogledant', I'm saying your 'theory' is futile because
absolutely no knowledge about the origin, development, and
characteristics of any alien species is fully and openly known.

>To the critics, I say educate yourself first before making

>Bob Shell

Bob, taking one Biology class in College does not an expert

-Jason Gammon

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