[asa] Concerning Janice Matchett

From: Ted Davis <TDavis@messiah.edu>
Date: Mon Nov 02 2009 - 12:11:23 EST


What you decide to do, relative to the opinions of Janice Matchett, is of course up to you. However, let me give you some information. Despite appearances to the contrary, Ms Matchett's message did not come to you via the ASA list. It came probably as a blind copy of something that she tried to send to our list. She must have your email address on file, probably from reading our list from the archives. She used to be on the ASA list, but we permanently removed her for repeatedly ignoring our instructions not to use the list for partisan political purposes. She seems to think that the ASA list exists for her purposes, not ours (and she isn't even a member); and, she seems to think that we all need the kind of enlightenment that only she can bring us.

Ignore her, Cameron, and block her from sending you anything. That is the only effective way to deal with her. I'm sure she hasn't read your book. She isn't interested in the subtleties of your views, Cameron, any more than she's interested in the subtleties of my views. She knows the truth and will not be dissuaded by facts, or by the views of people who have actually studied a topic in a serious scholarly way.

We'll let you reply to her stand, Cameron, since your book got dragged into something happening elsewhere in cyberspace, that unwillingly involved some people who post here since she grabs names and addresses from us. But, we have no wish to continue this particular part of the conversation further. I'm sorry you got caught up in it.


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