Re: The return of the Harold Hill Hoax

Terry M. Gray (
Thu, 13 Aug 1998 09:45:19 -0600

Here are a couple of threads from the archives on the Missing Day story

with the definitive post by Ted Davis at

Here's a quote from that post giving additional references:

The definitive account of the history of this particular
legend is Tom McIver's article, "Ancient Tales and Space-Age
Myths of Creationist Evangelism," Skeptical Inquirer 10 (1986),
258-76. An equally accurate but shorter and less detailed
account by ASA astrophysicist and Biblical scholar Robert C.
Newman is "The Longest Day," United Evangelical (23 Aug 1974),
8-11. Interested parties are invited to consult these sources
for the full story.


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Chemistry Department, Colorado State University
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