I hesitate to admit it, but I have no idea what the point of this bit of
tongue-in-cheek text is about. Please enlighten me.
Howard Van Till
>From: "Allen Roy" <email@example.com>
>Subject: NCSE Contacts Every Living Scientist
>Date: Tue, Oct 16, 2001, 12:51 PM
> 16 October 2001
> NCSE Contacts Every Living Scientist to Say That Discovery Institute Quoted
> Them Out of Context (From newswire reports)--BERKELEY, California.
> In a stunning, unprecedented move this week, the National Center for
> Science Education (NCSE), a pro-science organization based in Berkeley,
> contacted every living scientist on Earth to warn them that the Discovery
> Institute had quoted them out of context, or would soon do so. The
> Discovery Institute is a Seattle-based "intelligent design" think-tank that
> recently criticized programs such as the PBS Evolution series.
> <www.reviewevolution.com> "It took us a while to phone or e-mail every
> living scientist," said NCSE Executive Director Eugenie Scott, "but we did
> it. We've needed this sort of comprehensive response for some time. Now
> absolutely every scientist, anywhere on the planet, knows that anything the
> Discovery Institute writes, in the past, present, or future, is out of
> context." NCSE staffer Skip Evans added that the organization was still
> trying to contact deceased, still-unborn, and extraterrestrial scientists
> to obtain their condemnations as well. "We're making every effort to
> contact Charles Darwin, T.H. Huxley, and George Gaylord Simpson," Evans
> said. "Yes, these dead guys are kind of hard to reach, but it's important
> that we try. We have to protect science." The NCSE would not elaborate
> on their plans to contact fetal or extraterrestrial scientists.
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