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BLASPHEMY: brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

Bob LeChevalier lojbab at lojban.org
Sun Dec 15 19:42:42 EST 2002

JDay123 at BellSouth.net (Jd) wrote:
>>But what science does in classifying fossils has nothing to do with
>>violating any breeding rules.
>>>with no proof whatsoever that thousands of these creatures did
>>>indeed exist, and breed as a species.
>>No, we don't know that thousands existed, though it seems likely.
>Right. You have faith that they existed when in fact the bone in
>question could have very well been from a mutant, yet you guys
>decided by faith that it represents an entire species.

No we don't decide by faith.  We label the classification as a
hypothesis and then look for confirmation.  Scientists have no problem
throwing out a hypothesis that gets no confirmation, and there is no
knowledge that is beyond testing one more time.


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