Darwin-L Message Log 7:48 (March 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<7:48>From simond@polaris.nova.edu  Wed Mar 16 16:05:07 1994

Date: Wed, 16 Mar 1994 17:05:02 -0500 (EST)
From: David Simon <simond@polaris.nova.edu>
Subject: Re: public understanding of science
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu

On Wed, 16 Mar 1994 dnewma@seaccc.ctc.edu wrote:

>           Try SKEPTIC.  This bbs features discussions about public
>           perception of scientific and psuedo-scientific phenomena.
>           Be warned that the standpoint of many in this group mirrors
>           that found in Skeptical Enquirer and features the gleeful
>           debunking of Near Death Experiences, UFOs, and other events
>           that many (if polling data is to be believed) hold near and
>           dear.  Send the command subscribe skeptic <your first name,
>           last name>
>                          See ya,
>                          David B. Newman
>                          dnewma@seaccc.ctc.edu

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One of the current discussions on SKEPTIC that might interest members
of DARWIN-L is about a recent debate between a biologist and a
creationist, Duane Gish. Two summaries of the debate were posted, and a
discussion of how to effectively debate a creationist is currently
continuing.  Discussions of Gould's "Mismeasure of Man" (and arguments
about heredity versus environment, in general) also pop up periodically.

                         David Simon

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