Re: insect origin

Robert L. Miller (
Sat, 15 Feb 1997 00:45:02 GMT

>Geoff Bagley <> wrote:
>Date: Wed, 12 Feb 1997 21:37:13 GMT
>Subject: Re: insect origin
>I haven't had time to see whether I still have what I wrote, but from what
>I can remember the papers I read in preparation gave a much more
>complicated and detailed picture than what has been posted. This brings to
>the point of my posting. Often when I read mailings I feel that what is
>read and discussed is often not detailed and is also often does not seem to
>spring from actual research but from reading papers.

Paul Arveson responded in part:

>But on the other hand, people who respond should be fairly well-read
>in the peer-reviewed literature of a field

Is that true? Is this listserv an academic exercise and those who do not fit
into acadamia need not take part?