Re: MOST IMPORTANT FOSSIL (A human skull as old as coal!)

Ian Tresman (
Mon, 04 Nov 1996 19:13:03 GMT (Douglas Weller) wrote:

>Ian, that was 1906. Are you really claiming that the media scene is the same
>now? Come back to reality!

Depends whether you count the advocating book-burning (Nature 1981):

Regarding Rupert Sheldrake's book "A New Science of Life", an
anonymous editorial was printed in Nature declaring that the book
should be "... put firmly in its place among the literature of
intellectual aberrations" (where have we read similar things before?)
and that the book was "... the best candidate for burning there has
been for years".

The following week Michael Kenward writing for New Scientist (1.10.81,
p. 61) criticised the Nature editorial, asking if Nature had abandoned
"the scientific method whereby ideas are launched on to the world to
be tested by the scientific community".

Ian Tresman, Society for Interdisciplinary Studies