Re: virus: Mother-Daughter Dating
Sat, 22 Feb 1997 20:24:08 -0600 (CST)

On Wed, 19 Feb 1997, Reed Konsler wrote:

> >From:
> >Date: Tue, 18 Feb 1997 11:13:38 -0600 (CST)
> >Subject: Re: virus: Mother-Daughter Dating
> >
> >On Fri, 14 Feb 1997, Reed Konsler wrote:
> >
> >> Zamboni wrote:
> >> >The assumption I balk at is this: the starting level of a
> >> >mother-daughter
> >> >based dating method is ALWAYS 100% mother, 0% daughter.
> >>
> >> Richard wrote:
> >> >I agree this is true in most cases. However, there have been
> >> >well-documented cases in which experimenters have dated the DAUGHTER
> >> >first, only to progress to dating the mother some months later. These
> >> >cases, however, almost always involve some intentionality on the part of
> >> >the mother and so may perhaps be discounted.
> >>
> >> Sad to say this is yet another example of antiquated cutural practices
> >>standing
> >> in the way of the advancement of science. In order to be completely
> >>rigourous
> >> it would be necessary for the researchers to engage in double-blind dating
> >> with a randomized sample of mothers and daughters. I've heard of some
> >> attempts to reduce this to practice, but not in any repudable publications.
> >
> >The above context has nothing to do with geology.
> Are you being intentionally dense? Are you trying to make a point by
> screwing with my mind? Did you read the above exchange and NOT realize the
> context of the argument had changed? If you really thought I was serious I
> am dumbfounded by my own inability to communicate humor. Maybe I should
> stick to chemistry.

I have no need to be intentionally dense. My already moronic social IQ
had utterly evaporated, courtesy of being in the midst of a trio of exams
that make or break my Masters in mathematics. Any one of which seems to
require at least 30 hours to recover from gross physical damage, and I'm
wondering how much more repair the brain needs [the last was Thursday]
in order to sustain controllable 800 math.

/ Towards the conversion of data into information....
/ Kenneth Boyd