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From: "Mark Stahl"
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Subject: Re: trying to fool "the media"
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 03:32:44 -0400
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"J Alex" wrote in message
> "Brett A. Pasternack" wrote
> > Mark Stahl wrote:
> > >
> > > "David Marc Nieporent" wrote
> > > he did not use that exact quote (apologies); what he said was that
> > > is still out"... even worse, IMO.
> > >
> > > http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/1866476.stm
> > >
> > > "On the issue of evolution," he said, "the verdict is still out on how
> > > created the Earth."
> > Which shows that he not only is unaware that evolution has been proven
> > true, but also that he is completely oblivious to what the term even
> > means.
> The first thing that leaps to mind is that he was pandering to his base.
> second (and, given that it is from the BBC, not unlikely) is that the
> snippet poorly represents what he was saying. I'm interested in reading
> sentences before and after this one (I couldn't find them, though).
> As far as your comment that evolution has been proven true, there are
> plenty of areas that are still in the theory stage,
what do you call "the theory stage"? do you know what a scientific theory
is? (hint: there is also the "theory of gravity", but gravity is also a
fact. same with evolution.)
> enough that I think you
> can say that it is still mostly a mystery.
in what way, specifically?
> Without knowing what else he
> said, I don't think you can convict him of gross ignorance.
i'm pretty sure you can.