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

Bob Morris (
Sat, 28 Jan 1995 00:49:35 GMT (Bobby Joe Cline) writes:

>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?

So we've got a racist in the group?
Wasn't Velikovsky Jewish?
Do they hand out Ph.D.'s to racists?

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

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