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To: Jeff Gordon; RussP
Have no fear. you were not mentioned. I referred Dr Laughlin to the essay written by the the IDer from whom you got the quote:

You’ve given us a ‘direct quote’ from Dr. Laughlin. Now perhaps you would be so accommodating as to give us a ‘direct quote’ of how you put the proposition to Dr. Laughlin that elicited his response.

87 posted on 05/22/2007 7:17:03 PM PDT by YHAOS
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To: YHAOS
Professor Laughlin,

You have been famously quoted as saying, “The Darwinian theory has become an
all purpose obstacle to thought rather than an enabler of scientific
advance”

The primary example of the use of this quote can be found here:
http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G1-156123127.html

Your quote is now widely used by many to support the theory of Intelligent
Design. I have the distinct feeling that your quote is being used out of
context to back up a theory which you would not or do no support. I came to
this conclusion after reading your essay, “Reinventing Physics: The Search
for the Real Frontier.” I believe that you would find the idea of
Intelligent Design as limiting as you did “The End of Science”

I am wondering how you feel about the use of your name and reputation in
supporting the ID theory.

Thank you for your time,
(me)

93 posted on 05/22/2007 9:14:47 PM PDT by Jeff Gordon ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last." Churchill)
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