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That Wasn't A Bad Insult...via Darwin's Principle

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Posted by M.W.Pearson on November 26, 2002 20:15:51 UTC


Charles Darwin:
"False facts are highly injurious to the progress of science, for they often endure long; but false views, if supported by some evidence do little harm, for everyone takes a salutory pleasure in proving their falseness."

If we make specific false factual allegations,
such as Harv repeatedly saying I am personally
attacking him, then we are injuring the progress of science by trying to establish a false fact by repeating it enough times...in effect, trying to manufacture false evidence.

On the other hand...
If Dr. Dick asserts that something is beyond my
comprehension, or if Harv -- I mean Nicholas --implies Dr. Dick got his doctorate from a candy store, these are not false facts. One is a disprovable theory and the other is a joke.

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