From: James J. Lippard
To: All Oct-24-93 11:22AM
Subject: Re: "Experts" on CBS/Sun Pictures "Noah's Ark" Show
Organization: University of Arizona
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (James J. Lippard)
In article , email@example.com (Jordan C. Lund) writes...
> It doesn't matter if any of the "experts" you list have
>legit credentials or not (I deleted the list for the sake of
>bandwidth). CBS news came out within a week of the shows airing
>and admitted that they had been hoaxed.
Thanks so much. You're wrong, by the way. The show aired February 20,
and the hoax story didn't become public until the end of June, in an
Associated Press story and in the July 5 _Time_ magazine. CBS has yet
to admit that they were hoaxed. Sun International Pictures initially
denied that they had been hoaxed (and claimed that _Time_ had been
hoaxed), but has begun to backpedal. The Institute for Creation Research
has also denied that they were hoaxed by Jammal. CBS, Sun, and the ICR
all maintain that, even if there was a hoax, the show was well researched,
that it wasn't biased, etc. My article will refute that claim, and one of
the things I will do is show that many of the credentials were misrepresented.
(For example, "Dr. Ethel Nelson, Chinese Pictograph Linguist" is a Tennessee
M.D. "Dr. Don Shockey, Professor of Anthropology" is an optometrist. "Dr.
Carl Baugh, Paleoanthropologist" is a reverend with no Ph.D.)
Jim Lippard Lippard@CCIT.ARIZONA.EDU
Dept. of Philosophy Lippard@ARIZVMS.BITNET
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721