Re: lions, chimps and sticks

H. M. Hubey (
9 Oct 1995 00:24:52 -0400

Alex Duncan <> writes:

>I wonder if I repeat things often enough, will you get it? Setting
>chimps loose on the African plains w/ sticks is irrelevant to model early
>hominid behavior because:

Repeating things to yourself often enough will probably will be
insufficient to free you of your inability to think but might allow
you to make noise. It won't stop you from going extinct. That's one
way in which the scientific paradigm changes. The ossified defenders
or ossified ideas go extinct like the dinosaurs.


I see. Now they became bipedal walking the forest. OK. Maybe
I misunderstood the SST.

>Again, Hubey's ignorance shines through. I assume you think a lion would
>successfully attack a GROUP OF STICK WIELDING CHIMPS? If this is what
>you think, then you are clearly as ignorant about lions as you are about

I don't see any reason why lions will not attack chimps. They'll
even attack humans. I'd like to test it with you actually. WE don't
have to go to AFrica. How about the nearest zoo? I can give you the
sticks you want. ARe you willing to go into a cage with a hungry
lion with a little stick? Yes or No. And how long will you stay
there, 5 minutes? 10? 25? How about a week?

Put up or shut up.


Regards, Mark