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

On Wed, Apr 20, 2005 at 03:42:47PM +0100, Lionel B wrote:
>"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.

So when I mentioned "common ancestor" you thought I was speaking of
creationism?  That's very odd.

But, please, go ahead and show some of that refreshing knee-jerk
anti-American preconceptions.  This truly demonstrates the spirit of
open-minded scientific inquiry that so typifies evolutionary theory.

>>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...

Why?  Do you actually have an informed opinion on the subject?  Somehow
I doubt it.

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