Creationism and other doctrines. Was Mindforth
Elizabeth D. Rather
erather at forth.com
Fri Dec 20 14:41:28 EST 2002
Jonathan Kirwan wrote:
> On 19 Dec 2002 18:25:55 -0800, azedia at dolfina.org (geakazoid)
> >Ok, how did the women know that the Wild Yams worked? At some point,
> >did they discover that they were not getting pregnant and experiment
> >in using them to control their fertility?
> Simple inference. Farm wall knowledge, not grand arch
> knowledge. It gets you by. But it has no unity. For that you
> need imagination to feed theory, rigorous language to support
> deduction, and result to validate or dispel. No comparison.
After all, folks "knew" for centuries that bleeding was good
treatment for fevers.
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