“The term ‘animal’ is simply an excuse not to look at something.”
We continually see unscientific assertions among the Times‘s own writers about a simple matter easily discerned from any embryology textbook.
The words we use matter.
Amanda Marcotte, citing PZ Myers, sniffs that a biological fact is "anti-science"
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