Re: Hovind and Shermer

From: D. F. Siemens, Jr. <dfsiemensjr@juno.com>
Date: Fri May 28 2004 - 14:36:39 EDT

On Fri, 28 May 2004 09:45:48 -0400 "Al Koop" <koopa@gvsu.edu> writes:
> >>> "Howard J. Van Till" <hvantill@sbcglobal.net> 05/28/04 8:34 AM
> >>>
> wrote
>
> Two questions:
>
> 1. What is the size of this pool of people?
>
> 2. For a comparable control group, what would be the probability of
> finding
> a similar number of persons who died under "strange circumstances"
> (defined
> after the fact?)? Is this another exercise in "cherry picking"?
>
> Howard
>
> It seems that the dead microbiolgists have generated more interest
> than
> Hovind and Shermer. I had read of the strange case of Don Wiley's
> disappearance and death in Science when it happened. He is a very
> prominent researcher and the circumstances surrounding his death
> are
> very strange. It obviously generated interest at the time because
> of
> the anthrax terrorism. Thus when this 11 microbiologist death
> story
> appeared I followed it.
>
> The Skeptic asks the same questions you do, Howard. See the web
> site
> for more information if you wish:
>
> http://www.skeptic.com/eskeptic05-25-04.html#5
>
> I thought I saw somewhere that the pool might be about 20,000
> microbiologists.
>
> One person sent me a story from the weirdo talk shows that suggests
> these people were developing race sensitive pathogens. This would
> be a
> very interesting development indeed since I am not even aware that
> we
> have any genetic markers for race yet, much less the ability to
> exploit
> those differences!
>
Since when did conspiracy "theorists" need relevant factual information?
Dave
Received on Fri May 28 16:23:11 2004

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