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Re: offtopic helmet polishing (was Re: rm fails to remove symbolic links to directories)

"Christopher Faylor" wrote...
> On Wed, Apr 20, 2005 at 10:56:05AM +0100, Lionel B wrote:
> >"Christopher Faylor" wrote ...
> >>Actually, all kidding aside, this is correct, right?  They think that
> >>whales and hippos came from a common ancestor, don't they?
> >
> >Any two species that ever existed on the planet have a common ancestral
> >species...  ok, for a T.  Rex and a greengage plum you might have to go
> >back a bit.
> Yes, my education did progress beyond the second grade.

Pleased to hear they are still teaching evolution in your country.

> Do you REALLY
> think that anyone reading this list is so ill-informed as to not
> understand how evolution works and needs to be educated on something
> this basic?

I'll refrain from answering that...

> I suppose if I'd said "recent common ancestor" someone would have said
> "It's not so RECENT.  It was 2.5 million YEARS ago."

Some awful pedant, no doubt. Then you'd be have to hit them with the T. Rex/plums.

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