Re: Robert Anton Wilson

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Wed, 9 Jul 1997 00:55:39 -0700 (PDT)

> "Consider next the high temperature of Venus (480C). As Dr.
> Roger Wescott and others have pointed out, Dr. Velikovsky
> predicted a temperature in this range for Venus when
> astronomical orthodoxy believed that planet much, much colder.
> Sagan tries to avoid giving Dr. Velikovsky credit for this
> confirmation of his model...

That's no more a "confirmation of his model" than the fact that
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons were found in a Mars rock are
confirmation of 50s sci-fi films. Velikofsky was a complete idiot,
made hundreds of blind guesses, and one of them turned out right.
He deserves as much "credit" for that as tomorrow's lottery winner
deserves for his foresight.