Re: Robert Anton Wilson

Mark Grant (
Tue, 1 Jul 1997 21:39:07 +0000

On Sat, 28 Jun 1997, John K Clark wrote:

> The late great Carl Sagan had great fun pocking holes in this ignorant theory,
> not that that's what made him great, it was too easy, like shooting fish in
> a barrel.

Wilson's main claim against Sagan appears to be that Sagan initially
ranted against Velikovsky's ideas which were 'clearly' false, and then
when many of those ideas turned out to be true Sagan adopted them as his
own. There's a web page on the subject, but I don't have the URL handy.

Personally I'm no fan of Sagan, given his love of politically-motivated
science (e.g. 'Nuclear Winter').


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