Re: Horizon

John Miller (
Wed, 8 Jan 1997 12:14:44 -0900

>I also heard rumors that National Geographic is planning an article or
>some publication in defense of evolution. I guess lots of scientists are
>getting fed up with creationist criticism and are now resorting to the
>popular literature to get their points across.

Good point. But let's bear in mind there is a pox on both houses. If
popularizers of science, as well as leading scientific icons, had stuck to
science and refrained from dabbling in theology, perhaps there would have
been less of a creationist reaction to the findings of science.

If ASA is to be useful in bridging a perceived tension between science and
evangelicals, we should be prepared to address the excesses of extremism in
both camps.


John M. Miller, Geophysical Institute, Univ Alaska Fairbanks
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