You say "Nope, this is no joke. It is in a hard-bound book!"
At first I thought that this was a joke, but you've convinced me:
"It's in a hard-bound book." Of course! Can't trust these paperbacks, but
a hard-bound book, that's different. Oops, better toss out my soft-covered
And, if I had any further doubt, you state convincingly, "It is
dedicated to Dr. Ulric B
> Bray, Chairman of the Board of Northrup University. Introduction by John
> McKetta, the E.P. Schoch Professor, University of Texas, Austin. Foreword
> by J.J Dailey of Gulf Oil Co. So it is real!"
Yeah, right! Now, should we look for a moon-shaped hole in the
Pacific Ocean? A crescent-shaped hole, perhaps? ;-)
Really, this is the sort of thing I would expect to hear on Art
Bell's talk show.
Art, I hope you'll take this in the spirit in which it was intended.
On a more serious note, what bothers me is that this sort of things
is "grasping at straws," accepting something that looks like we think a
dinosaur may have looked at face value (no pun intended).
This weekend, a "free seminar on the creation-evolution conflict" is
being held in Winnipeg at the Berean Baptist Church. Guest speaker is Kent
Hovind who, according to the Winnipeg Free Press, hails from Pensacola, FL.
If I didn't live 120 km from Winnipeg and the roads were better (we are
having some freezing rain), I'd be tempted to go and hear what the man has
to say. I just hope that none of my students show up.
Engineered Barriers and Analysis Branch Adjunct Professor
Whiteshell Laboratories Providence College and
Pinawa, MB Otterburne, MB