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

On Wed, 20 Apr 2005, Christopher Faylor wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 20, 2005 at 03:30:03PM +0100, Dave Korn wrote:
> >----Original Message----
> >>From: Christopher Faylor
> >>Sent: 20 April 2005 15:19
> >
> >>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.  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?
> >
> >Well, I kinda hate to point this out, but given the state of education
> >in the southern states these days, there are probably a few
> >creationists on the list who really are that ill-informed, do not
> >understand how evolution works, and are in *desperate* need of an
> >education....
> So, I sent something out about a "common ancestor" and royally confused
> all of the Southern Baptists reading the list.  I think it is extremely
> unlikely.  I'm not aware of any school system which has completely
> thrown out evolutionary text books.
> I think your premise is flawed anyway.  I think most creationists
> understand at least the "common ancestor" part of evolutionary theory.
> They may get it wrong and think that this means that man was descended
> from apes but they do at least have a glimmering of understanding of
> the concept.

Don't be so sure.  Google for "turtle mammal" and see the "Stone Age
Mutant Mammal Turtles" link (third match that comes up)...  Ouch.
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