To: All Nov0993 02:25PM Subject: Re: t.o. + Evolution Echo Jargon File version 1.03 In art

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From: Ken Cox To: All Nov-09-93 02:25PM Subject: Re: t.o. & Evolution Echo Jargon File version 1.03 Organization: Washington University, St. Louis MO From: kcc@siesta.wustl.edu (Ken Cox) Message-ID: <2bp5cp$9u8@wuecl.wustl.edu> Newsgroups: talk.origins In article <2bhb8c$aa4@tamsun.tamu.edu>, Wesley Royce Elsberry wrote: > The talk.origins/Evolution Echo Jargon File I am proposing the following entries, but would like the group to check them for accuracy. I am especially worried that my interpretation of the scientific reactions might be distorted by popularizations (not that I would mention any _particular_ Harvard paleontologist with the initials S.J.G. ;-). Also, I'm not sure if I've got all the details right -- was it Peking man or Java man that was lost, etc.? Thanks! Nebraska man: (n) 1. A pig's tooth which was misidentified as human and for a time led researchers to believe primitive [humans] had been present in the Americas. Despite initial enthusiasm about the find (particularly among American paleontologists -- "As we always thought, mankind originated in America", oh say can you see et cetera), further examination correctly identified the tooth, and the Nebraska man now serves as a fine example of science's self-correcting properties. 2. An error which shows how everything {evilutionist} scientists claim to known about man's origins is mistaken [conn, {SciCre}]. Peking man: (n) 1. A hominid fossil discovered in China before World War II. The original bones were lost during the Japanese invasion of China, although castings survive. 2. An example of the sinister {evilutionist} plot to conceal the truth about man's origins by destroying physical evidence [conn, {SciCre}]. Piltdown man: (n) 1. A hoax in which a skull with both human and ape-like features (actually, a chimera assembled from a modern human cranium and an ape's jaw) was "discovered" in an English quarry. Despite initial enthusiasm about the find (particularly among British paleontologists -- "As we always thought, mankind originated in Britain", rule Brittania et cetera), further examination exposed the hoax, and the Piltdown man now serves as a fine example of science's self-correcting properties. 2. A hoax which shows how {evilutionists} have fabricated all their so-called "evidence" about man's origins [conn, {SciCre}]. Selfish gene: (n) 1. A theory proposed by Richard Dawkins that states that the unit of selection is the gene, not the organism. The theory's rejection of the role of the organism in the selection process is currently viewed as incorrect. 2. A catchphrase which, like "survival of the fittest", can be distor -- er, _employed_ to show that {evilutionists} are immoral [conn, {SciCre}]. Ken Cox siesta.wustl.edu

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