John W. Burgeson (
Wed, 26 Feb 1997 14:18:52 -0500

Allen Harvey wrote: "The original issue was something to the effect of
"What do so many
Christians in science have against Johnson's approach?" In light of that
question, Murphy's point is very relevant."

I will agree that the point is TANGENTIAL, but not relevant, to the issues
discussed at NTSE, and the points I was making. I did not mean to say
"don't talk about the point," but "don't tell me that I should be talking
about the point." The implication of Murphy's post, in which he compared
Johnson's moral stance to those of pre-Civil war slave holders, and
questioned why he was doing what he was doing seemed to me to be an
excursion into questions of motivations, and away from questions of issues.
To me, that is not only not relevant, but also not interesting.