Re: "Sagan and Velikovsky" to appear in local book stores

Richard A. Schumacher (
26 Jan 1995 18:36:50 -0600

In <medved.790977989@access1> (Ted Holden) writes:

>Velikovsky's own words on this one are telling. Basically, he claimed
>that the scientific establishment only had Einstein's entire life in
>which to induce him to make some sort of a statement on record against
>Velikovsky's ideas, and that the report we actually do see comes from
>Einstein after his death. Sort of like taking candy away from a

If the side of the Einstein correspondence held by Velikovsky's
heirs were the slightest bit supportive, why wouldn't they publish
it? The conclusion is that it helps V.'s case not a whit.

[literary analysis story deleted]

>Sad, isn't it?

Yes, yet entirely appropriate: since Velikovsky's works are fiction,
it's only fair that they be subjected to literay criticism rather
than scientific.

Do you still live with your mother, Ted?