Re: pseudoscience and fossils

Pat Dooley (
15 Jan 1995 21:10:49 -0500

>Perhaps I should point out that I am spectacularly unconvinced
>by the aah, as I am with most biological "just-so" stories.
>However, I reached that opinion mostly through your (Phil Nicholls)
>factual critiques of the aah (the recent sweat gland post was
>especially good)

I would have been impressed too, if he had cited a peer-reviewed
article that proved chimpanzees used their eccrine glands for
sweating as a heat dissaption mechanism.

I'd almost be impressed if could explain why 99:1
compared to 1:1 or 2:1 or even 3:1 is part of a general trend.
My rusty old maths won't buy that line, either.

Pat D