Student's perspective

Ken Kinman kinman at HOTMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 11 18:18:06 CDT 1999

    All I can say is that Fred Rickson has demonstrated my point that
confrontation is totally counterproductive.  Furthermore, it is pretty
embarrassing to see a fellow scientist using the tooth fairy to insult
someone (especially on a list like this).
                       -------Ken Kinman

>From: Biology Graduates <biolgrad at ODU.EDU>
>Reply-To: Biology Graduates <biolgrad at ODU.EDU>
>Subject: Re: Student's perspective
>Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 18:43:55 -0400
> >Jeff,
> >Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and God >are all myths
> >many of us grow out of as we mature.  There is nothing >malicious here,
> >a matter of being intelligent and maturing.
> >Best,
> >Fred  Rickson
>The question is who needs maturing more in this case: which ever way one
>wants to define the concept of 'God', to analogize it with Santa Claus and
>Easter Bunny reflects a degree of ignorance that seems to be typical for
>(some) scientists. The world we live in has always been more than we were
>able to prove empirically, and it still is in 1999. It's just that our
>perception and understanding of the 'whole picture' has increased somewhat
>but it doesn't mean that what we see is all there is.
>Nothing malicious here either - just a matter of a different views.

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