Re: Moving Targets

J. Moore (
Mon, 16 Oct 95 10:53:00 -0500

TC> Ian Tattersal's in his book, "The Fossil Trail", talks about
TC> the problem with theory. There is precious little evidence but
TC> we all want to know the story of how man came to be. He argues
TC> that only cladistic relationships are testable from the data.
TC> I suppose this means that we should stop arguing about how man
TC> became bipdeal (drop AAT discussion and all that) until more
TC> fossils are found.
TC> Tom Clarke

An interesting recurring AATer tactic here... When the argument is
being lost, suggest the argument be dropped. Morgan usually adds
the "Vietnam option" (declare victory and pull out) when she does

Jim Moore (

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