Re: Book Banning

From: george murphy (
Date: Sat Jun 09 2001 - 07:16:51 EDT

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    Bill Payne wrote:

    > On Tue, 5 Jun 2001 07:02:45 -0500 "Darryl Maddox" <>
    > writes:
    > > Hello Bill and group;
    > > Of course there was
    > > historical precident. Had't we just got together and told a book
    > > publisher that if they didn't quite publishing Velekovsky's works as
    > > science books we would ban the use of their other texts in our
    > > classes? I remember something to that effect happening.
    > I heard an identical story about _The Bone Peddlers - Selling Evolution_
    > by William R. Fix, published by Macmillan Publishing Co. in 1984. I
    > happen to have a copy which a friend picked up for me at a used book
    > store in Atlanta, because I had told him it was banned.

        Quite an effective ban!
        By all means let's focus on what _may have been_ improper tactics by
    some established
    scientists and get away from the question of whether or not evidence
    supports the claims of people on the fringes of science like Velikovsky,
    YECs, &c.



    George L. Murphy
    "The Science-Theology Dialogue"

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