Re: Re:Bipedalism and Theorizing....(WAS: Morgan and Creationists)
Paul Crowley (Paul@crowleyp.demon.co.uk)
Fri, 27 Sep 96 17:50:02 GMT
In article <3249CB40.email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org "Phillip Bigelow" writes:
> Paul Crowley responded:
> > What's the point in quoting chunks from textbooks and learned papers?
> > This is not an abstruse topic;
> The *point* in such quotes is that this newsgroup is a science
> newsgroup, and the results from basic research and direct
> scientifically-conducted observation should take precedence
> over idle speculation for the sake of speculation. Goodall does
> basic research. You speculate.
When you quote me, please do so at least in whole sentences.
The cheap trick of cutting posts to give the impression that
they mean something other than they say is an old, old one.
Why do you bother?
This was my original paragraph:
PC> What's the point in quoting chunks from textbooks and learned papers?
PC> This is not an abstruse topic; anyone can readily check it - by going
PC> to a zoo, by looking at TV or at pictures in books. It's also so minor
PC> that I can see little point in debating it. Insofar as we disagree, I
PC> think it must be on terminology.
And the issue in question was whether chimp infants hold onto
the bodies of their mothers or onto the hair on their bodies.
It does not call for specialist research papers. Nor is it one
I'd die for.