David Beorn (email@example.com) wrote: : On 27 Aug 1996, James Foster wrote:
: > The probability that life has arisen from selective pressure on mutation : > is exactly one. After all, life HAS arisen that way.
: Must be nice to know everything so you can just ASSERT the facts - I : guess you were there???
The devlopment of life by selective pressure on mutation is the second most well tested and validated theory in science (quantum mechanics being the first). That this process explains what we observe in nature is a fact at least as much as any other scientific fact, and is better established than most.
Those who require personal direct observation of a phenomenon and absolute certainty have removed themselves from ALL of science and can accept only theological conclusions.
: Applied logic lab - I can't resist that - I guess you're just creating : some right there??? And from Idaho no less. It's great to just be able : to assert the conclusion and then create the logic for it.
Again, you use complete ignorance to justify your snottiness. My lab is established and does actual, valid work. Idaho is a great state and the U. of I. is one of the top 150 universities (out of over 3,500) in the US. We're a Carnegy II research University with some outstanding academicians. -- James A. Foster email: firstname.lastname@example.org Laboratory for Applied Logic Dept. of Computer Science University of Idaho www: http://www.cs.uidaho.edu/~foster
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