John W. Burgeson (
Mon, 31 Mar 1997 17:48:00 -0500

Jason ALley writes: "John, I respect you and usually agree with what you
say here, but I can't agree to that statement. It's a much bigger issue
than that. Not universal, granted, but not limited to the thousands, I'd

Fair enough. Define the issue tighter than I did and tell me what your
estimate is.

My estimate of "a few thousands" is an estimate of who (really) thinks
deeply and participates in discussions on these issues to any extent; it
would include most, perhaps all, of the NTSE attendees, a few (not many) of
the 10,000 attendees at the ICR seminar held a few miles away while the
NTSE was going on. It would include most of the posters & regular lurkers
on the several origins LISTSERVs and maybe half of those getting into the
issues on Compuserve's forums. It includes all of the ICR folks, of
course, as well as most (probably not all) of the ASA.

In my own church of 600 -- I don't know a single one. Looking back at other
faith fellowships I've been part of -- still not a single one. In my
professional life, both in physics and in the computer business -- nada.