Re: chimps on the savanna? Nooooo.....

David Froehlich (
Mon, 30 Oct 1995 14:18:43 -0600

On 29 Oct 1995, H. M. Hubey wrote:

> David Froehlich <> writes:
> >On 28 Oct 1995, H. M. Hubey wrote:
> >> >Why can't you understand that savannah indicates an environment
> >> >intermediate between EF and G. If you continue to use savannah as an
> >> >equivalent statement for grassland
> >>
> >> Savannah=grassland=steppe.
> >Where is it written that whatever you believe is fact? You may equate
> >S=G=Steppe but I don't. In fact, Grassland does not equal steppe.
> >Steppe is a habitat that only occurs in mid to northern latitudes (colder
> >climates, more c3 grasses.
> Your memory seems to suffer too. I already know that in some
> fields the big trick is to make up Latin names for everything
> to confuse those who are familiar with the territory into
> thinking that there's something very important and scientific
> going on.
> In other fields the confusion is of a slightly different kind.
> They use the same English words that are in use for very
> specific things so that although the reader thinks that he's
> understanding everything, he doesn't. For example words like
> matrix, momentum, inertia obviously mean very specific things
> to those in physics and math.

Who is confused here. You are because you resist learning about the
arguements. This may because you are a troll (my belief), because you do
not have an open mind (another option), or that you are just ignorant
(another popularly held belief). I am not trying to confuse you, you are
trying to hold to a belief system despite any evidence to the contrary.
(I note that you did not include my comments about why the savannah
mosaic terminology was developed (for people who did not think the word
was accurate enough).

> Be good boy. We'd never had to go through this if you had
> paid attention the first time. And you would have paid attention
> if you had not had such an exaggarated sense of self importance.

Who is self important here? I make no claims to omniscience and
omnicompetence. It is you who have an ego the size of Detroit (all puffed
up like a toad and no one to deride on the internet)

Go get a real life and stop bothering us on the internet

(This concludes my interest in anything Mr Hubey has to say. Once again
he has proved the old adage about argueing with idiots and creationists)

David J. Froehlich Phone: 512-471-6088
Vertebrate Paleontology Laboratory Fax: 512-471-5973
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