I'm only "universally scorned" amongst jackasses, and guess what? I don't even LIKE jackasses, much less care what they think.
Let me rephrase what I said. You're not scorned. If anything, you're pitied. Its your ideas that are scorned. And your definition of "jackass" must be pretty broad, because I have failed to find anybody living, other than yourself, who echoes your views, let alone any qualified scientific professionals. Even so-called creation "scientists" [sic] discount your absurd notions. If that isn't telling, I don't know what is.
And if you really think that only jackasses disbelieve your thesis that the world once revolved around Saturn, you have a dim view of humanity indeed.
...oh, by the way, I am familiar with Ellenberger's great contibutions to the study of E. V.'s theories, but I still consider the field a great study of science as a battlefield of ideas. It is one thing to come fresh to the whole thing now, quite another to have stumbled across this stuff in the 60s and watched (as just an unschooled, but broadly read reader) the battle playout over the ensuing decades. It is much more fun than the corresponding reading watching Theologens argue and debate.
I care little for one side winning complete victory as I often say: "My dog ain't in that fight!"
posted on 09/05/2002 11:55:21 AM PDT
by KC Burke
I'm only "universally scorned" amongst jackasses...
Let me rephrase what I said. You're not scorned. If anything, you're pitied....
I'm only "pitied" by jackasses...
posted on 09/05/2002 12:56:05 PM PDT
He's more to be pittied than censured.
He's more to be loved than dispised.
He was only a laddie who went on
Catastrophism's path, ill-advised.
Do not scorn him with words fierce and bitter.
Do not laugh at his shame and downfall.
For a moment just stop and consider.
Velikovsky's the cause of it all.
posted on 09/05/2002 2:08:55 PM PDT
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