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RE: Unscientific America

> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu] 
> On Behalf Of Garth Godsman
> Of course it is too easy to play this simplistic game.
> Who gave us The Terror and then The Great Terror (or even Cambodia)?

The irrational Cult of the State, actually.

The French Mob, the Soviet Union, and Pol Pot did not "kill in the Name of
the Lack of God", countless religious individuals comments to the contrary.
They did so for irrational attachment to the State, or to a Supreme Leader,
or for simple revenge disguised as something else.

Can we redirect this back to Paleontology and science outreach before
someone goes Godwin's Law here?

Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
Email: tholtz@umd.edu   Phone: 301-405-4084
Office: Centreville 1216                        
Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
Fax: 301-314-9661               

Faculty Director, Earth, Life & Time Program, College Park Scholars
Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
Fax: 301-314-9843

Mailing Address:        Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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