RE: Debunking Pseudoscience

From: Glenn Morton <>
Date: Wed Jun 15 2005 - 18:46:56 EDT

Another YEC who became an atheist?

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> Subject: Debunking Pseudoscience
> Today I received the latest issue of the Notices of the American
> Mathematical Society. It featured an interview with Martin Gardner, who is
> well known for his 25 years as author of the "Mathematical Games" column
> in Scientific American magazine, but it turns out that he has also written
> books debunking pseudoscience such as Scientology and Uri Geller.
> What he said that especially caught my interest was his answer to the
> interviewer's question "How did you get interested in debunking
> pseudoscience?"
> He said that at some time during his childhood he read George McCready
> Price's "The New Geology" and was convinced by it until he took a geology
> course at the University of Chicago and understood where Price went wrong.
> He now describes Price's book as "one of the great crank works of all
> time".
> Gordon Brown
> Department of Mathematics
> University of Colorado
> Boulder, CO 80309-0395
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