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  •  Because you don't want to sound (0+ / 0-)

    noncommital? People have all kinds of reasons for acting in different ways. I have to say that, considering that a lot of people never learned this in science class because they graduated high school before evidence was discovered to prove this theory, the number of people who do know it is pretty high. I don't know that I'd have any idea what "Pangea" was if it weren't for the Science Channel.

    "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

    by Alice in Florida on Sat Aug 01, 2009 at 02:34:04 PM PDT

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    •  "no" sounds pretty committal to me . . . n/t (0+ / 0-)
      •  That's what I said (0+ / 0-)

        "don't know" sounds noncommital. Some people are afraid to seem like they're uncertain, so if they don't know they say "no" instead. Anyway, I don't like to draw broad conclusions based on "yes" or "no" questions, especially those with a "gotcha" twist like this one.

        "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

        by Alice in Florida on Sat Aug 01, 2009 at 03:18:12 PM PDT

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