Re: LUCY: ``Yes, we have no bananas!"

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24 Nov 1996 11:18:12 -0800

In article <56s6c7$>, (Ed Conrad) wrote:
> (Nicholas Rosen) wrote:
>>Ed Conrad ( wrote:
>>: To my mind, the ONLY physical anthropologist who possessed scientific
>>: integrity in a search for honest answers to legitimate questions about
>>: man's origin and ancestry was the late Dr. Earnest A. Hooton, longtime
>>: professor of anthropology at Harvard University . . .

>>: (who wrote these eloquent words in ~Apes, Men and Morons."):


>>: > ``I am also convinced that science pursues

>>: > a foolish and fatal policy when it tries to keep up

>>: > its bluff of omniscience in matters of which it is sitill

>>: > woefully ignorant. Sooner or later the intelligent

>>: > public is going to call that bluff."


>>Bluff of omniscience? Science? Not so, sir. There may be scientists

>>guilty of arrogance, but science does not pretend to omniscience . . .


>You, sir, are certainly entitled to your opinion.

>Unfortunately, you are dead wrong.

>I'd certainly believe Dr. Hooton a helluva lot faster than

>I'd believe you.