Jim Cobabe wrote:

> Steven,
>
> NOMA is a contemptuous science insider's joke--a condescending pat on
> the head for the idiot child.
>

NOMA is also very similar to what the 1P said in 1931 in the last official
statement on the origin of man: leave science to the scientists and religion to
the Brethren. So be careful of criticizing it just because it was written by an
agnostic.

>
> John Pratt is an easy target for the irreverent skeptics.  His
> credentials are weak.  He tends to wander off into explorations of the
> wierd and wonderful instead of submitting serious papers to refereed
> science journals.  So, anyone serious about "true science" can dismiss
> him and anything he says with the usual patronizing wink and nod.
>

Why would criticism of someone for going into the weird and wonderful on the basis
of being scientific be considered "irreverent"?

>
> It's all simply figurative anyway.  ;-)
>
> ---
> Mij Ebaboc
>
>

--
Marc A. Schindler
Spruce Grove, Alberta, Canada -- Gateway to the Boreal Parkland

“Man will occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of the time he will pick
himself up and continue on” – Winston Churchill

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