J. Moore (
Sat, 29 Jul 95 10:31:00 -0500

An> Yes, but are human females sexually interested in males at ALL times
An> during the cycle? Are they more interested at some points of the cycle
An> than at other points?

Some studies have shown an increase in female-initiated sex and
arousal during the midcycle fertile period of the menstrual cycle.

An> Like you, I will remain skeptical of the aquatic ape theory until more
An> verifiable evidence becomes available, and I believe that the proponents
An> of that theory bear the burden of proof, just as the proponents of all
An> theories do, but I am also very skeptical of any scenarios proposed so
An> far by the standard savanna theorists for the bipedal adaptation, as
An> they have even less evidence for their suppositions.

I hope you aren't teaching your students to accept theories which
rely heavily on selective data-picking and misquoting as having
"more evidence" than actual science.

An> We just don't know, do we, why she began to walk upright?
An> Ann
An> A little learning is a dangerous thing.

While the AAT likes to exploit science's necessarily contigent
views, you shouldn't be teaching your students that this is a
correct view. In science, any fact can be modified by new
information and such new information commonly comes about. So
while Newton's view of gravity, for instance, still "works" for
practical purposes, it isn't "correct", as a more correct view was
brought about by later modifications (ala Einstein). Yet
Einstein's views aren't the be all and end all either, as better
information is always possible, permitting better working
theories. The AAT, as does creationism, views this fundamental,
necessary and extremely useful feature of science as a crucial

Please, don't let your tagline describe your teaching.

Jim Moore (

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