Re: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory"

Gil Hardwick (
Tue, 02 May 1995 02:28:57 GMT

In article <3o0qmd$>, Bruce D. Scott ( writes:
>Carl said something most apropos to anthropology...

Carl offered his usual knee-jerk reaction to something has has no
clue about whatsoever, Dr Scott.

>Indeed. When faced by something totally alien to one's cultural experience
>the usual response is to compare it to something familiar and thereby
>placing it into a well-defined place in one's belief system.

Sure, just like these astrophysicists with their heads in the clouds
parading their bright new clothes, being brought back down to earth
with a bump by us anthropologists reliably observing their nakedness.

In the meantime as you venture forth yourself into the field there to
face alone for yourself the alien Other, instead of being cloistered
away there in your little cubby hole at Max Planck, please do rest
assured that the exercise will find you on your way to acknowledged
standing in anthropology.

>[half a :-)]

What is the other half, Bruce?

A ":-(" in acute embarrassment no doubt whatsoever.

He who refuses to qualify data is doomed to rant.
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