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Re: [humanism-174] The Descent of Man.

From: Mike
Sent on: Saturday, September 14, 2013 11:07 AM
Randy,

I'll try to Tweet Stephen Hawking and tell him that he "misspoke," too.  Seriously, debates about the definition of words are often pointless.  This is why I majored in Science.  Admittedly, Science uses words, too, but, less so than the Humanities and the Social" Sciences."  Mark's Free Dictionary definition of spontaneous supports my use of spontaneous in spontaneous generation, and, differs from the 19th Century investigations of Pasteur etc. that dealt with the theory of "Spontaneous Generation."  Confusing, yes.  I'll look for a better term.

Mike S


On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 6:47 PM, Randy Pelton <[address removed]> wrote:
However life originated as a result of RNA and/or DNA it had nothing to do with spontaneous generation. This term refers to a now discarded and discredited idea dating back to Aristotle. It has been displaced by germ theory and cell theory.

Randy


From: Mike <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Friday, September 13,[masked]:18 PM
Subject: Re: [humanism-174] The Descent of Man.

While I will admit to close friends that I am a supernatural/spirituality "Denier," RNA/DNA and the origin of life via spontaneous generation has puzzled me lately.  Some problems are very difficult to solve, I suppose.

Mike S



On Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 1:55 PM, Debbi <[address removed]> wrote:
 
 I came across this at Dawkins site and found it wonderful, I may print and frame.
 
 
http://www.richarddawkins.net/news_articles/2013/9/13/the-descent-of-man#




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