RE: Peppered Moths again

Donald Frack (
Wed, 31 Mar 1999 16:37:41 -0800

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Arthur V. Chadwick
> Sent: Wednesday, March 31, 1999 11:11 AM
> To:
> Subject: Re: Peppered Moths again
> For those who may care, the citations below constitute what is referred to
> in logic as "ad hominem" defense, and it is usually resorted to by those
> who can make no other response. For your information, Jonathan Well has
> explored the issue in great detail and has submitted an article on the
> subject to a major scientific journal. Those who wish to defend
> the status
> quo on the peppered moth on this list ought to be doing what they
> ignorantly accuse Jonathan of not doing, that is , investigating the
> subject for themselves rather than resorting to arguments from authority
> and ad hominem attacks.

Gee whiz, Art. You mean like the posting of Coyne's "review" and the
Telegraph article?

Don Frack