RE: Who's opinion should be considered:

From: Denyse O'Leary <>
Date: Mon Aug 15 2005 - 12:01:35 EDT

Hey, enough about Peter Jennings!

The reason he didn't finish his sophomore year was that he was already
broadcasting down at a local Ottawa radio station and simply did not have
the time. He was said by j's who knew him to be gifted beyond his years.

As a culture, journalism allows this sort of thing. J-school is not med
school, after all.

If he was already broadcasting and doing a good job of it, no one was going
to tell him to stop it and go back and get more education. He could always
learn on the job, and he did.

Cheers, Denyse

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From: [] On
Behalf Of Jack Haas
Sent: Monday, August 15, 2005 11:15 AM
To: Glenn Morton; ASA list
Subject: Re: Who's opinion should be considered:
Then there is the late Peter Jennings who did not finish his sophomore 
year in high school.
I found the British more tolerant of amateurs in History of Science than 
their US counterparts.
Jack Haas
Glenn Morton wrote:
> To George and Michael,
> When I did my year sentence in philosophy grad school, the biggest
> lesson I came away with was the utter necessity of crucial 
> experiments.  Philosopher after philosopher would set up his 
> internally self-consistent system of thought, each of which was 
> totally inconsistent with the other guy. No one could tell which, if 
> any, of the systems of thought was correct. I became rather frustrated 
> because I began to realize that truth was really not to be found in 
> philosophy.
> In many ways, theology has the same problem--the lack of a means to
> determine which view is correct.  That being said, I absolutely would 
> agree with George that if one is to do serious theology, one 
> absolutely must read the ancient theologians and the modern and they 
> must then know the issues. Like most areas one deals with in life, the 
> majority of people are utterly ignorant of theology (that would 
> include me as well).  A friend, who I have known for 25 years, who is 
> also a former YEC who struggled with the geologic data, had an appropo 
> saying about the geological ignorance of our fellow YECs in those 
> days.  He said, "Not only can most people not argue the issues, most 
> people don't even know what the issues are!"
> glenn
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