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

> 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

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