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Re: Types Of Aliens To Expect?

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




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