brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

Jack B. Nitschke jnitschke at facstaff.wisc.edu
Mon Jul 22 12:57:00 EST 2002


unsubscribe please.

At 08:46 AM 7/19/2002 +1000, RLW wrote:
>On Thu, 18 Jul 2002, John Knight wrote:
>
> >
> > "RLW" <zzwindol at uqconnect.net> wrote in message
> > news:Pine.OSF.4.30.0207171219130.13802-100000 at fox.uq.net.au...
>
> > >   If 49% of people believe in 'divinely guided' evolution, then they 
> could
> > > not be said to reject evolutionary theory outright, so his 91% figure is
> > > not correct.  It's a minor point anyway.  Feminazis are not the same as
> > > evolutionists and I doubt either group think humans and blue whales
> > > are identical.  All it proves is that John Knight likes to mix and
> > > match his statistics.
> > >
> > > Rowena.
> > >
> > >
> >
> > It's really easy to confuse you with facts, isn't it, Rowena?
>
>   I'm not the confused one.
>
> > You skipped over a key step, which may be why you arrived at the wrong
> > conclusion.
> >
> > ONLY 9% of those polled responded that they believe in the "theory" of
> > evolution, as defined by the "evolutionists" themselves, and by nobody 
> else.
> >
> > ONLY 4% said that they had "no opinion", and you cannot include them as
> > "evolutionists", can you?
>
>   No, of course not.  But you can't also say that they "reject
>evolutionary theory" or that they believe humans have a unique role on the
>Earth.
>
> > And the 40% who you conveniently ignored believe "God guided this process",
> > which is exactly the opposite of what "evolutionists" themselves preach 
> from
> > the rafters.
>
>   No, Evolutionary theory doesn't say anything about God.  As your survey
>shows, it is possible to be both an Evolutionist and religious.
>
>   Nevertheless, your original statement was:
>
>"To feminazis, there's no difference between blue whales and humans,
>because they both "evolved" from the same "common ancestor", so it
>must somehow make sense to them to make such a suggestion."
>
>THEN you said:
>
>"to the rest of the normal people in the country, namely the 91% who
>reject this "theory" of evolution..."
>
>If 40 % of people believe that "Human beings have developed over millions
>of years from LESS ADVANCED FORMS OF LIFE but God guided this process"
>then they almost certainly believe blue whales and humans have a common
>ancestor.  Therefore, you used the incorrect statistic (91%) to support
>your case.
>
> >  The simple fact that the words "developed over millions of
> > years" were thrown in was enough to throw you off, wasn't it?
> >
> > Isn't the original statement correct, as is?:  "91% [] reject this 'theory'
> > of evolution".
>
>   In the context of what you wrote, no it isn't correct.  Yet again you
>are shown to misapply basic statistics, which I have noticed is not a new
>trick for you.
>
>Rowena.


-jack

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