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

Bobby Joe Cline (
25 Jan 1995 06:54:55 GMT

In article <>, (Nick Longrich) wrote:

> 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.

Hear, Hear! In any battle between Sagan and Velikovsky, I will take
sagan's side (if only because last year we awarded him an honorary
doctorate). Besides, what kind of a name is Velikovsky?

Bobby Joe Cline, PhD. Candidate
Acting Chairman, Dept. of Astronomy
South-Central Alabama Teachers College
French Lick, Alabama

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