Re: "Facts" and Facts

Greg Laden (gladen@HUSC.HARVARD.EDU)
Thu, 7 Dec 1995 15:42:32 -0500

On Thu, 7 Dec 1995, Susan Love Brown wrote:

> Fortunately, I have never been asked to debate the topic of evolution.
> In any case, I would leave it to the experts in the biological field.
> But I can't help but support Bob Graber's position that it is
> probably a pointless exercise, unless, of course, you are the only
> speaker in the program.

I should make the point that I (most people in these debates?) do not try
to "win" over the opponant, or for that matter all those dyed in the wool
creationists out there listening in. The audience, from my pont of view,
is the fence sitter. Perhaps there are not too many fence sitters out
there, and thus this would be kind of poinless. But I think there are
some, and my intention is to reach them



Greg Laden
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Harvard University
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