Re: Human evolution and religious beliefs.

Julie Locascio (
Fri, 29 Sep 1995 11:08:50

>Neither anthropology nor any other science have anything to do with
>absolute truth. The idea is to test theories against one another and keep
>the ones which best fit the data.

Yeah, and once you learn about R-squared and t-tests, you sadly realize how
meaningless most data models are. "Unexplained variance", people--yes, there
are still mysteries in the universe. You can state that your theory "fits the
data" better than other theories, but you can also state that a dolphin fits
into a canoe better than it fits into a kayak without proving a whole lot.
Who was it that said, "There are three truths: my truth, your truth, and THE
truth." ? People of religious faith AND people without religious faith should
BOTH keep a more open mind towards each other.