In article <37cde600.12793...@news.compuserve.com>,
Conan the Librarian <70210DOT...@compuserve.com> wrote:
>On Wed, 1 Sep 1999 14:15:30 +0100, while lolling about in my fuzzyHogan's using the same sources as Holdan: Velikovsky and
>bunny slippers, I noticed that Ken MacLeod
>>No, it's because Earth was orbiting Saturn, so the FELT EFFECT OF
>>GRAVITY was less, and anyway, physics was different back then. That's
>>why vultures don't re-evolve to the size of Miocence condors, and why
>>cows aren't as big as brontosaurus. And anyway, Darwinian evolution
>>can't be right because the skies aren't dark with flying feral chickens.
>>Ted Holden knows all this, and used to talk about it at length over on
>Is that where James P. Hogan got the stuff for "Cradle of Saturn"?
sources inspired/derivative of him like Ginenthal.
>Or is there something here I'm missing?Yes, engineering training provides no protection from
nutty ideas. Judging by the overlap of the set of frothing
creationists and other nutbars and engineers, it may well make
them more prone to falling prey to zany ideas.
Also he's a male SF author who is about 50, just the right
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