Re: [asa] AAAS President Keynote Address

From: Janice Matchett <>
Date: Wed Feb 21 2007 - 11:53:57 EST

At 10:34 AM 2/21/2007, Rich Blinne wrote:

>On Feb 20, 2007, at 8:08 PM, Janice Matchett wrote:
>>At 10:43 PM 2/19/2007, Rich Blinne wrote:
>>>President Holdren's address ... drew a standing ovation when he
>>>called on them to "tithe" 10% of their time to "to working to
>>>increase the benefits of science and technology for the human
>>>condition and to decrease the liabilities."
>>~ Janice :)
>On the web site Janice said:
>>Eden, the fall of man, the loss of grace, the coming
>>doomsday---these are deeply held mythic structures. They are
>>profoundly conservative beliefs. They may even be hard-wired in the
>>brain, for all I know. I certainly don't want to talk anybody out
>>of them, as I don't want to talk anybody out of a belief that Jesus
>>Christ is the son of God who rose from the dead. But the reason I
>>don't want to talk anybody out of these beliefs is that I know that
>>I can't talk anybody out of them. These are not facts that can be
>>argued. These are issues of faith.

@@ Excuse me??? "I" said nothing of the sort, so the rest of your
post is a non sequitur.

I was PLAINLY quoting an unbeliever (or an agnostic). Michael
Crichton doesn't claim to be a Christian.

Jack understood I was quoting someone else when he said, "But the
quote she references says about environmentalism ..references Michael
Crichton's webpage.." ~ Jack <> Tue, 20 Feb 2007 22:30

Read it again:

~ Janice

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