Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Tue Nov 24 02:42:21 UTC 2009

At 11/23/2009 08:59 PM, Garson O'Toole wrote:
>The existence of a one-horned creature was reported back in 1936 in
>the Time magazine article below. It was created by transplanting the
>horn buds of an animal so that they were adjacent. The resulting
>animal grew a single fused horn. Ringling Brothers and Barnum and
>Bailey Circus displayed such an animal in the 1980s calling it a
>unicorn. (Perhaps this is the animal Ron Butters mentions.)
>Citation: Science: Unicorn, Time, May. 04, 1936.
>Some religious sects experience a crisis of belief when one of their
>underlying axioms is violated, e.g., the Millerites. An Amonokerist
>may experience a crisis of non-belief if he or she ever encounters one
>of these man-made one-horned paradoxes to the creed.

No crisis to the Amonokerist, me:
A unicorn can be made by thee,
But only God can make a tree.



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