Re: criticising scientific naturalism (fwd)...anecdote about science held hostage

From: Howard J. Van Till (
Date: Tue Dec 11 2001 - 20:09:11 EST

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    >From: Joel Cannon <>
    > It happened that year that four of my best (and favorite) students
    > were quite avowedly secular. These bright students (one was truly
    > exceptional) were so agitated by what Howard said that they could not
    > write a coherent paper. They even went so far as to question the
    > character of that mean guy Howard Van Till (I think one said something
    > akin to Howard being a "slasher").
    > This was truly a delightful change for me since I was used to having
    > fundamentalists attack the book (and myself for assigning it and
    > liking it). I passed the papers on to Howard so he could have the joy
    > of being attacked from the left for a change.


    Yes, I was happy for something to balance (in small part) the criticism that
    comes from the other direction.

    Howard the Mean
    Howard the Slasher
    Howard the Redeemable

    (Take your pick)

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