Dobson final letter//plus quote source

Wendee Holtcamp (
Fri, 19 Nov 1999 13:54:27 -0600

I thought 'd make a final posting about my letter to James Dobson. I
currently have 26 co-signers and am waiting to hear back from about 10
people. If anyone is interested in adding their name to the letter please
email me at and send your (work) title, and address. If
o didn't see the letter posted to both ASA and SCICHR listservs, et me know
and I'll email it to you privately. I have made a few minor revisions. I'd
like to get it out early next week in the mail.

Secondly, I'm trying to find the accurate origin of a quote I have in my
"God wrote two books: the first is the bible… and the second is the book of
nature, which allows humans to observe and experience nature and to answer
questions about the universe."

I have found this quote attributed to both Galileo (from a letter to
somebody) and to St. Francis of Assisi. And I've seen the wording changed
slightly at different places (of course, it was originally written/spoken in
a different language so the translation may be the only difference). If
anyone knows the accurate source and author for this quote please let me
know! Thanks!! :)

In Christ,
Wendee Holtcamp -- --
Environment/Travel/Science Writer -- Poet -- Photographer
But the child's sob curses deeper in the silence than the
strong man in his wrath. -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning