Re: evolution-digest V1 #961

Stephen Jones (
Sun, 07 Jun 1998 22:34:23 +0800


On Tue, 2 Jun 1998 15:28:55 -0600, John W. Burgeson wrote:

>>GM> I have sent messages through his friends who have assured me that they
>contacted him about the 'rodents gave rise to whales' and 'rodents gave
>rise to bats' error he makes. He claims it is a joke and doesn't see any
>reason to change. I don't see the humor.>>

JWB>Seems the problem, Glenn, is on your end, not his.
>1. He claims something is meant in jest.
>2. You don't "see the humor."
>3. You therefore treat it as a solid (erroneous) argument.
>4. That does not make sense to me.
>Maybe Johnson's humor IS "strained" in this case.
>So what?
>As long as HE claims it is in jest, how can you insist he means it



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