Re: Peppered moths

Kevin O'Brien (
Sat, 3 Apr 1999 16:52:06 -0700

>> Yes, heaven forbid that anyone should actually have to learn even the
>> terminology (let alone the methodologies & facts) used in the
>> sciences that
>> they are sure are totally wrong...
>We have people using 5-cent reasoning with 5-dollar words. And, often (as
>in the example I used), the 5-dollar word isn't any more precise than the
>5-cent word. So, why do some of the people in this newsgroup use "the
>terminology"? My 2-cents is that they want to sound more intelligent and
>more informed.

It was a creationist (Art Chadwick) who used that term; didn't you know
that? Was he using 5-cent reasoning; was he simply trying to sound more
intelligent and more informed?

Kevin L. O'Brien