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Re: gosh, darwin!

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When I look at this again: Darwin's book came out 1859..it was after Melville published Moby-Dick in 1951...

Darwin then said whale came from bear...hardly so but today they stil say whales came into the water from land...but how do we know? The body of knowledge seems to be a pretty arbitrary construction. Again: where do facts and fiction merge together? In the light of Melville's book this is an interesting question to ponder. We touched upon it elsewhere on the board.

A white whale came from black bear sounds more like poetry than a partial step in evolution.

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Message Edited by ziki on 02-03-200712:33 AM

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Re: gosh, darwin!

Remember phrenology.



ziki wrote:
When I look at this again: Darwin's book came out 1859..it was after Melville published Moby-Dick in 1951...

Darwin then said whale came from bear...hardly so but today they stil say whales came into the water from land...but how do we know? The body of knowledge seems to be a pretty arbitrary construction. Again: where do facts and fiction merge together? In the light of Melville's book this is an interesting question to ponder. We touched upon it elsewhere on the board.

A while whale came from black bear sounds more like poetry than a partial step in evolution.

ziki

Message Edited by ziki on 02-02-200706:33 PM




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