[ExI] IQ and beauty
johnkclark at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 17:48:29 UTC 2015
On Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 1:35 PM, rex <rex at nosyntax.net> wrote:
> you can make theories about the past and some theories are
>> > more plausible than others. The theory that the Irish Elk's
>> > antlers played no part in its extinction is not plausible.
> Worse, it's not testable and thus outside the realm of science. Put it in
> bin of sterile idle philosophical speculation.
I guess you'd have to put Darwin's theory in that same bin of idle
> There IS solid evidence that suggests the horns played no significant
> role, e.g., a plot of body weight vs horn size for various deer shows
> the IE right on the best least-squares fit. The 'huge' horns turn out
> to be an artifact of the way the human mind sees the world.
There IS solid evidence that suggests
that Irish Elk had no
horns, or insignificant horns, or horns of any sort
John K Clark
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