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`New Era'

Regarding the July 21, 1997, issue of The Scientist: It's rather ironic that Carl Sagan is on the cover while Michael Behe is in the letters page (page 10). Our new breed of "postmodern" intellectuals such as Behe, David Berlinski, and John Mack have helped to put us squarely in Sagan's "demon-haunted world." At least from my perspective, those who disliked Sagan should quite welcome our new era of UFO abductions, mysterious intelligent designers, and Darwinist conspiracy theories. It is, after

Randy Wadkins

Regarding the July 21, 1997, issue of The Scientist: It's rather ironic that Carl Sagan is on the cover while Michael Behe is in the letters page (page 10). Our new breed of "postmodern" intellectuals such as Behe, David Berlinski, and John Mack have helped to put us squarely in Sagan's "demon-haunted world." At least from my perspective, those who disliked Sagan should quite welcome our new era of UFO abductions, mysterious intelligent designers, and Darwinist conspiracy theories. It is, after all, a refreshing change from the same old, boring science. Now, it's more like a good TV show!

Randy M. Wadkins
San Antonio, Texas 78249
E-mail: rwadkins@flash.net

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