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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 12 2007,14:28   

Quote (stevestory @ Feb. 12 2007,12:29)
As if Marcus Ross being a charlatan wasn't bad enough, Davetard chimes in with a fantastically stupid comment.

Says Dave:
But what happens if an anthropologist knows something but believes otherwise and is wrong? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. No harm is done. Get a clue, Eugenie Scott. Figure out when knowledge and belief matter and when they donít. Your whole problem is you take your work far too seriously when itís of no more than academic interest. An anthropologist should be able to provide answers to questions that agree with consensus science but he should be free to believe that consensus science is WRONG. No one will be harmed and just maybe heís correct to disbelieve the majority.

So after Sal lauds Marcus, Dave opines that none of Marcus's work matters.  Paleontologists can just make stuff up since their field doesn't make any difference anyway.

"I wasn't aware that classical physics had established a position on whether intelligent agents exercising free were constrained by 2LOT into increasing entropy." -DaveScot

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