[Coral-List] Sea Angels
Steve.Rohmann at noaa.gov
Tue Nov 24 09:39:30 EST 2009
Our personal motivations, beliefs, and principles, as well as the people in our lives and our surroundings, influence who we are and what we become.
The essense is, I believe, captured in the following passage:
"There is grandeur in this view of life...that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved."
Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species, 24 November 1858.
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Anders Knudby wrote:
> Wow Monika! Since when did the coral list become the site for airing your
> personal misandrous views? I thought there were other places to do that....
> As David illustrated nicely, sweeping statements about the genders are
> almost always wrong, and they certainly have no place in a forum dedicated
> to the advancement of knowledge.
> John, my two cents: I like your working title, but the Christian mythology
> also includes male angels, right? (often portrayed with swords, I guess even
> angels are subject to stereotypes!) And I wonder, in a time where scientists
> are struggling to get the general population to accept the theory of
> evolution as scientific fact, whether it's a good idea to portray scientists
> using the name of a mythological creature. As flattering as it may be, I
> wonder how they will feel about it?
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