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

Nick Longrich (
Mon, 23 Jan 1995 07:17:16 GMT

In article <3fmrlh$>, (Ted
Holden) wrote:

> A book entitled "Carl Sagan and Immanuel
> Velikovsky" which exposes the miserable nature of Carl Sagan's
> misrepresentations of Velikovsky's book "Worlds in Collision" will soon
> be available at local bookstores. I have read the book, and it is such
> a powerful indictment of Carl Sagan's criticism that anybody who reads
> it will be shocked by the depth of Sagan's deceitful analysis. It's
> about time that the miserable and mean-spirited work of Sagan is finally
> presented to the scientific world and to the general public so that they
> can see the way Sagan used dishonest and underhanded forms of criticism to
> destroy Velikovsky.

Yeah, math equations, physics problems and orbital mechanics are so
sneaky and devious. Imagine, using reliable, proven scientific methods to
attack Velikovsky!
Grow up, people. Santa Claus does not exist, the Flat Earth Society
doesn't have anything to stand on (except, perhaps, a round planet) and
Velikovsky is not a scientist. Just because you want to believe something
doesn't make it right. This is the twentieth century, not the dark ages.