Re: "Sagan and Velikovsky" to appear in

David Iain Greig (
29 Jan 1995 07:33:06 GMT

In article <>,
Kevin D. Conod <> wrote:
>>I find this remarkable, a kind of gentile form of book burning for the
>>sake of -- I suppose -- protecting the innocent from dangerous lies.
>Since when did protecting the innocent from harm become a bad thing?!

Since when do you get to decide what is truth?

>>Whence this evangelical zeal to purify your bookseller's shelves?
>Hardly "evangelical," he doesn't want to destroy the books or stop people
>from reading them, they just don't belong in the science section.

Fine. Open your own damn store and let the books fall where they may.
Otherwise, sod off.

>>Do you do this for other scientific books you deem to be in error?
>I don't know about Mr. Jackson, but I certainly do (and proud of it too).

This is revolting. I suppose you would have shifted Wegener out of the
Geology section in the 1930's. Who gives you the right to decide what
is truth? You make me want to puke, self-righteous censors.

David Iain (Chris) Greig
Vice-Dean, University Computing Services
Prof. of Biochemistry and Philosophy
University of Ediacara "Arbor plena allouattarum"