> 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.
Have you visited the NCSE web site? Seems like this release would fit
right into the this list with nary a ripple...
10/15/2001 - Gee Decries Discovery Institute's Misuse of Quotes
10/14/2001 - Kauffman Rejects Intelligent Design
10/12/2001 - Gilbert Rebukes Discovery Institute for Use of Quote
10/3/2001 - Moore Corrects Discovery Institute's Poor History
10/3/2001 - Discovery Institute "0 for 3" vs. Miller
10/1/2001 - Coyne Exposes Discovery Institute's "old tricks"
9/27/2001 - Congregational Study Guide for Evolution Series Now Available
9/26/2001 - Discovery Institute Quotes Clark Out of Context
9/25/2001 - Miller: A "Dying Theory" Fails Again
9/17/2001 - Hanken, Pace give lesson to Wells, Behe
On Tue, 16 Oct 2001, Howard J. Van Till wrote:
> Howard Van Till
> >From: "Allen Roy" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >To: <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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