[Coral-List] Sea Angels

Steve Rohmann Steve.Rohmann at noaa.gov
Tue Nov 24 09:39:30 EST 2009

Hi Anders,

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?
> Anders

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