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I may have been too diplomatic?


Dear President Bruininks,

I have learned that an organized wave of criticism, directed towards PZ Myers, is being generated by a large number of people, who feel that they have, or their religion has, been slighted by comments made by Prof. Myers.

I wish, most fervently, to write in support of Prof. Myers.

My personal view, which I hope you will let me share with you, is that the people attacking Prof. Myers are grossly over-reacting.

One specific aspect of this incident, which appears to me to be inconsistent, is that the people who claim to have been aggrieved by Prof. Myers' comments, have had to go out of their way to make themselves aware of what was written by Prof. Myers, or that they were unwillingly made aware of those comments by people who had, of their own volition, read Prof. Myers' blog. The comments were not purposely broadcast to an audience which could have been offended by them.

I do hope that you will consider criticisms, that are directed towards Prof. Myers, in their full perspective, and take into account the potential partisan light in which they are cast.

Thanks you for your kind attention.

Yours Sincerely,


James Spiller.

Fri, 11 Jul 2008 03:12:00 UTC | #197927