From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul> Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 13:53:34 +0100 Archived: Mon, 09 Jul 2012 11:39:18 -0400 Subject: Re: Types Of Aliens To Expect? >From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Sun, 8 Jul 2012 19:02:04 -0500 >Subject: Re: Types Of Aliens To Expect? >>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >>Date: Mon, 9 Jul 2012 00:27:42 +0100 >>Subject: Types Of Aliens To Expect? <snip> >>Yet if we had pursued Wallace's theory of evolutionary Platonism >>we would have to forecast humans improving morally and ethically, >>as even Darwin (a notably unintelligent and chauvinist man) was >>forced to admit was slowly happening. >"Notably unintelligent and chauvinist" - as compared to you, >Ray? >What a strange thing to say about a seminal figure in the >history of science and, beyond that, of human understanding >generally. >As one who has read several biographies of Darwin - I concede >that none of these was the work of a creationist who _would_ >sneer thus - I can attest to the pettiness and preposterousness >of this assessment. Even today, a century and a half after the >publication of The Origin of Species, evolutionary biologists >work in Darwin's shadow. A century and a half from now, Ray, >nobody is going to be working in your shadow or mine. >Incredible. I agree with you, Jerry. I used to have some respect for Ray's iconoclastic take on the frontiers of scientific knowledge, but extended exposure to his views has caused me to remember that even a stopped clock is right twice a day. Gerald O'Connell http://www.saatchionline.com/gacoc Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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