Re: Amerindian navigators and Eurocentrism in scholarship

From (William Wallace)
Date Mon, 22 Sep 1997 02:44:25 GMT
Newsgroups sci.archaeology.mesoamerican, sci.archaeology, sci.anthropology,
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On Sat, 20 Sep 1997 10:19:30 -0700, Mary Grether
<> wrote:

>Peter Ceresole wrote:
>> In article <
>> (Hugh Gibbons) wrote:
>> >How are you going to get fresh water from ocean fish?
>> Salt water fish have fresh water inside them. When I was very small, my dad
>> bought a herring from some fishermen, cut it open and gave me some to
>> taste. The liquid in the tissue was fresh water.
>> Come to think of it, sushi doesn't taste salty does it?

>A long time ago, I heard that fish had something like a bladder(not
>right word) in their body that held fresh water, seems like near their
>head. could be wrong on that one. 

        Many fish have an air bladder for bouyancy. (probably contains
CO2, never asked) I can not see a value in a fresh water bladder. 

Any sufficiently convoluted argument can be made to appear to be science
as the layman equates incomprehensibility with science.

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