Friday, March 30, 2007

Survival Of The Fittest

I've just been reading the latest appeal letter in the mail from Barry Karr of the Skeptical Inquirer. For those of you not familiar with it, they are pro-anything that isn't Christian. They are pro-evolution, pro-embryonic stem cell research, pro-morning after pill, etc. They write a very interesting letter, In part, they write:
Surely we have much to be optimistic about. I would like very much to tell you how pleased we are with our progress in efforts to help improve science education, protect the integrity of science, and promote and defend science and the rational life all across the United States....But I don't feel that I can. You see, I am in crisis mode. This week the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry had to borrow money from our Bank of America line of credit to make our payroll. It is an odd twist of fate that right now...we find our ability to carry out the mission extremely compromised. I don't believe in fate.

...We are sponsoring a viewing of the Flock of Dodos at Washington's Avalon Theatre here in the District for the larger community complete with a birthday cake for our Darwin Day celebration.

...In addition, the Office of Public Policiy has produced position papers on global warming, evolution vs. Intelligent Design, and stem cell research.

...But we still had to borrow money to make our payroll.
Barry Karr, the Executive Director, continued praising his Skeptical Inquirer for all the things they were doing, but continually inserting the phrase into the letter:
But we still had to borrow money to make our payroll.
Face it Barry! It's survival of the fittest, and YOU and Skeptical Inquirer are being weeded out!!!



At March 30, 2007 7:50 PM, Blogger Bartleby said...

Ah, yes, those extremely selective skeptics. I can't find the quote right now, but maybe you remember: C.S. Lewis said something like, "I don't want to discourage your skepticism, but only want to see you apply it for once to something other than the Gospels and the Creeds. For once, doubt something else."


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