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Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 10:33:56 -0500 (EST)
From: Andrew Arensburger
To: Steve Rudd
Subject: Re: Andrew is blatantly dishonest

On Fri, 18 Feb 2000 Steve Rudd wrote:
> [Omitted at author's request]

	Okay, maybe I missed it and need to have it explained to me. Are
you saying that Patton has never misrepresented other people's words?

> [Omitted at author's request]

	I'm not a biologist. I freely admit that. But the instances I've
presented don't require me to be one; all it takes is a basic
understanding of English.
	Once again: I'm not saying whether the misquoted scientists are
right or wrong. All I'm saying is that Patton has taken their quotations
out of context, in order to make them appear to be saying something they
never said.

> [Omitted at author's request]
                                                                ^^^^^^^
                                                                "blatant"
> [Omitted at author's request]
                         ^^^^^^^^^
                         "misquotes"

	Also, a five-minute search turned up the following:
http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/ce/3/part5.html
http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/homs/misquotes.html
So no, I'm not the only one.

> [Omitted at author's request]
> 
> FOSSIL WASTEBASKET, IAN TATTERSAL, Head, Anthropology Dep. American
> Museum of Natural History, "This assignment more than anything else reflects
> the usefulness of having around a basket called Homo habilis into which
> paleoanthropologists could sweep a lot of fossil loose ends. And of course,
> the more this basket swelled, the less biological meaning it possessed." The
> Fossil Trail, 1995, p.135

	I don't suppose you have the preceding and following sentences
handy, do you? I'm curious.

-- 
Andrew Arensburger, Systems guy		Center for Automation Research
arensb@cfar.umd.edu			University of Maryland
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