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|Posted By: Larry Lyons on March 29, 2003|
|Any time a scientist proposes a new hypothesis he expects it to be attacked. In fact, he hopes it will be attacked. If a theory is worth anything it should become the center of controversy. It's about the only way to test a theory that can't yeild to experimentation.|
The fact that Mead's theories have been attacked is in itself unremarkable. What is remarkable is that they have stood the test of time. Mead was a genius. Derek Freeman is not. He, and others, who have resorted to cheap scorn in their attacks are going to fade away really soon.
Larry D. Lyons