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  •  The Unwind on this silliness. (1+ / 0-)
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    Lenny's snickering cannot change his magical scarecrow [straw man argument] into anything other than it is. I have asserted nothing in the entirety of his dead-threading campaign about which I could be "right" or care whether he "disagrees" per my right-ness. I still haven't even figured out what the hell he's been going on about that I HAVE said.

    I did mention that the "never seen before" (per news reports from the areas) congregation of sea life - including mammals - along the west coast from Alaska to southern California may not be a simple reflection of increased numbers from a few years' not-quite moratorium on wholesale slaughter, because average whale gestation periods range at between 10 and 18 months, most births are singular, dependence upon lactation ranges from 6 months to 2+ years, and the range for reaching sexual maturity is anywhere from 5 to 20 years. Oh... and the rather high infant mortality rate too, and unfortunately.

    IOW, whales don't reproduce fast enough to account for this kind of unprecedented showing, and even that doesn't address the rare deep-sea species that are part of that unprecedented showing. There are a number of possibilities for causation - including complex causation - in something like this. I asserted not a single one of them. Because nobody knows (which I also said, very clearly). All I did was mention that the actual reproductive rate of whales makes HIS causal assertion less than sufficient. Because it's less than sufficient.

    Mr. Flank has projected his own argumentative shortcomings onto me, then has descended straight to ad hominem personal insult because... um, because... that is his habit/'style' and/or purpose here? Hell if I know. Looks like a poser to me.

    There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves. - Will Rogers

    by Joieau on Sat Mar 29, 2014 at 02:52:45 PM PDT

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