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

Mike Zorn (
23 Jan 1995 13:20:45 -0800

A general comment:
What bothers me is not so much that everyone (from the
scientific community) thought that Velikovsky was wrong, but the way
he was attacked, castigated, condemmned, etc., etc. It would have
been sufficient to publish: here's what he says; here's where it's
wrong, and leave it at that.
Another case, more recently, is the way Halton Arp was banished
to Europe for not following the party line.
It appears that Science is not much different than Religion in
the espousal of different views.