Been there, done that: rewards and "proofs"

Ted Davis (
Thu, 02 Sep 1999 15:05:22 -0400

The recent post reminds me of Rimmer's offer to pay $100 (later upped to
$1000) "to anyone who can prove that there is even one scientific error in
the Bible!" He was sued twice in unsuccessful attempts to collect.

This also reminds me of RG Elmendorf's offer of $1000 for "scientific
proof- positive that the earth moves." Mr Elmendorf, of the Pittsburgh
Creation Society, will not accept the usual suspects, such as the aberration
of starlight, the Corilois effect, the earth's tidal bulge, the Foucault
pendulum, ...., well, you get the picture.

What's next, a thousand bucks for "scientific proof" that I am not a
figment of your sotfware's imagination?

Edward B. Davis
Professor of the History of Science
Messiah College
Grantham, PA 17027
717-766-2511 (voice)
717-691-6002 (fax)