Ted Schultz schultz at ONYX.SI.EDU
Mon Sep 29 14:47:10 CDT 1997

Dennis Paulson wrote:
>Furthermore, I wonder if the creationist lists ever contain little mild
>slurs against evolutionary biologists.....or are they much too serious?
I know the above was asked with tongue-in-cheek, but in fact evolutionary
biologists and Satanists are regularly equated (along with "secular
humanists") in creationist writing.  The teaching of evolution is supposed
to be a part of a larger plot intended to corrupt modern civilization and
entice us all into eternal hell.  I am not exaggerating.

In light of this daily, mean-spirited slandering of practitioners of
evolutionary biology, I think some of the comments recently made here on
TAXACOM are surprisingly mild.

Ted Schultz, Research Entomologist
Department of Entomology, MRC 165
National Museum of Natural History
Smithsonian Institution
Washington, DC 20560

schultz at
Phone (voice and fax): 202-357-1311

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