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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)
> wrote:
> ><snip>
> >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?
> ><snip>
> 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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