open letter by Pigliucci

E G M (
Wed, 11 Feb 1998 14:56:14 -0800 (PST)

The open letter by Massimo Pigliucci, a counterattack, a reaction to
the change in the NABT statement on evolution, is very very revealing.
I know that many ASA members redacted a letter to the NABT suggesting
changes in the language as did Dr. Platinga and others. What is
interesting to me is that Dr. Pigliucci's target is not ASA or Dr.
Platinga, but Dr. P.E. Johnson, the currently "moving" target. Without
taking merit away for ASA and others that intervened in this matter,
it is obvious that the attack of Johnson et al. on Naturalistic
Philosophy is the one most "worthy" of blame (and shame) for the
change in the NABT's position, at least in Mr. Pigliucci's eyes. I
know that Dr. Johnson et al.'s work is seen with disfavor by most of
the participants of this list, but who can deny that they are getting
the heat for standing against materialism?

"in ipso enim vivimus et movemur et sumus sicut"

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