In a message dated 8/26/2000 7:50:47 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
Looking over your message suggests to me that you are looking for a
one-size-fits-all explanation. >>
No, I'm not looking for one tubular sock that fits all feet. But neither do
I accept a bin full of socks and other things that is offered with the
promise that somewhere in it there is one that fits.
<<I noted an explanation that I did not expect in Science, 21 July, pp. 441ff
and 369f. The preferred food plants have produced different beaks in males
and females of a species of hummingbirds. I doubt that run of the mill
explanations can be bent to fit this one.
I'm sorry, but I missed that Science article. I'm not quite sure what your
point is. But if you are saying that this phenomenon requires a special
explanation because the "run of the mill explanations" don't fit, then I
submit that that is just the problem. Must a special explanation be called
forth for every phenomenon that cannot be covered by a run of the mill
explanation? What kind of science is that?
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