Re: A LESSON IN THROWING THE BULL
28 Jul 1996 20:18:51 -0600
In article <susansfDv8KFC.G0J@netcom.com>,
Susan S. Chin <email@example.com> wrote:
>However, the article goes on to say the Nature article's authors "argue
>that features of the new skull's face show that it should be reclassified
>as a closer relative of gorillas, chimps and humans" (than orangutans).
>I'm not sure what these features are exactly, but this sure sounds like
>something that will come up for some heated debate.
Undoubtedly so. Debate and evidence are to science as mutation and
selection are to evolution: ideas arise, most are culled, the powerful,
working stuff remains. The charged emotion behind the posting which
originated this thread suggests to me that a cryptocreationist agenda is
being advanced rather than any legitimate critiques of the journal
_Nature_ or the field of paleoanthropology.