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

Karl Kluge (
20 Jan 1995 21:04:48 GMT

In article <3fol9k$> (James Murphy) writes:

> While I am no particular fan of either Velikovsky or Carl Sagan, can
> we wait and read the book?

Many (or at least, some) of us already have, as Ted posted the entire text
a couple years ago. It will be interesting to see if the new edition
corrects any of the errors that were pointed out then, or if it simply
repeats them. I know which way I'd put my money. I'll post a sample of
errors in the next day or so.

> I don't know what Sieff's credentials are, but the other reviewers
> quoted are...Lynn Rose, who is in the Philosophy
> Dept. at SUNY Buffalo....[they] appear to have credentials that
> might suggest they have a certain amount of objectivity and academic
> training-- even if they are not astrophysicists.

Rose is a long-time supporter of Velikovskyism -- hardly objective.