RE: [asa] Re: Campolo gets it wrong

From: Austerberry, Charles <>
Date: Tue Mar 03 2009 - 16:27:18 EST

Dear Gregory:
Thank you for taking the time to articulate your concerns. You raise
many important issues. In my opinion, however, they are not the issues
I raised in my criticism of Campolo's essay. I hope others on the list
can and will engage in fruitful dialogue concerning the issues you
Best wishes,

Charles (Chuck) F. Austerberry, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
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        From: Gregory Arago []
        Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2009 2:33 PM
        To:; Austerberry, Charles
        Subject: RE: [asa] Re: Campolo gets it wrong
Hi Charles, I covered that in my rebuttle. Speculative suspicions of
CT's audience interpretation aside, if you adjust your own
interpretation of Campolo's words, based on our shared knowledge, as
suggesting that Darwin's 'proposal' was a mere 'description' rather than
a 'prescription' of the 'invevitable extermination [i.e. genocide] of
races based on Darwin's struggle narrative' then you should have no
problem accepting his language. There are many other things in your
'criticism' of his essay besides that one, which you have little to
stand on and perhaps you should rather whole-heartedly support Campolo's
challenge to Darwinism. But this would involve confronting the criticism
of your criticism heart-on and seeing the importance of Campolo's
sociological (in contrast to merely a biological) imploration. - G.A.

--- On Tue, 3/3/09, Austerberry, Charles <> wrote:

        From: Austerberry, Charles <>
        Subject: RE: [asa] Re: Campolo gets it wrong
        Received: Tuesday, March 3, 2009, 10:08 PM
        Campolo claims that Darwin proposed the extermination of certain
races. I think it likely that many people reading that CT essay will
interpret "extermination" to mean genocide. I stand by my criticism of
Campolo's essay.


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