Re: [skeptics-203] Periodicals

From: Jim C.
Sent on: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 7:11 PM

Gentlemen,

I mentioned taking out the periodical in question partially tongue-in-cheek. 
In the battle of ideas one should not limit speech, but tackle it with a 
counter proposition as Doug mentioned.  It's those with an inability to 
reason that will allow themselves to be captured by the other side. 
Ultimately we are at the mercy of the uninformed, most of which are happy in 
this situation.

Jim


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Doug Bunker" <[address removed]>
To: <[address removed]>
Sent: Tuesday, March 17,[masked]:09 AM
Subject: RE: [skeptics-203] Periodicals


>
> The creationist mag has bee on the shelf for several years. It's 
> appearance there was what inspired me to donate the Skeptic mag. 
> subscription. The shelves in that section do look quite full so I have no 
> doubt that space may be an issue now.
> As for trying to keep the creationist lit. off the shelf by taking it out 
> often; I'm of the opinion that the response to speech with which you 
> disagree is more speech.(from our perspective). To be fair the selections 
> to choose from in the periodicals present a good number of science related 
> titles.
>  Doug
>
>
> --- On Tue, 3/17/09, Roger Mitchell <[address removed]> wrote:
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>> From: Roger Mitchell <[address removed]>
>> Subject: RE: [skeptics-203] Periodicals
>> To: [address removed]
>> Date: Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 7:18 AM
>> Thanks for that input, Doug.  Jim had suggested we could
>> keep the "Answers"
>> mag off the library shelves by taking turns checking it
>> out.  My concern
>> with this publication is not with the library issue.  I
>> visit the library
>> frequently and have never seen anyone looking at
>> "Answers". What I am
>> concerned about is the potential for this garbage to poison
>> the minds of
>> countless young people before they reach the "age of
>> reason" because I think
>> it is safe to assume this magazine is getting widespread
>> use with home
>> schoolers.  There is nothing we can do about that, but need
>> to be aware of
>> what of how the creationists are operating.  And I find it
>> interesting the
>> library has room for "Answers" but not for one of
>> our publications.
>>
>> Roger
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
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>> [mailto:[address removed]] On Behalf Of
>> Doug Bunker
>> Sent: Monday, March 16,[masked]:46 AM
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>> Subject: [skeptics-203] Periodicals
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>>  The periodicals at the library are available to be taken
>> out. With the
>> exception of Consumer Reports I think.
>>   Doug
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