Introduction from Arthur C. Clark

Introduction from Arthur C. Clark in James Randi's book "An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural."

"I am a little disappointed that Randi doesn't deal with one of my pet hates--- Creationism, perhaps the most pernicious of the intellectual perversions now afflicting the American public. Though I am the last person to advocate laws against blasphemy, surely nothing could he more antireligious than to deny the evidence so clearly written in the rocks for all who have eyes to see! Can anyone _really_ believe that God is responsible for a cruel and pointless hoax, by forging billions of years of prehistory? It is indeed a national tragedy that millions of children have been prevented from appreciating the awesome scale--- in time as well as space--- of our wonderful universe, owing to the cowardice of politicians and school boards."

Arthur C. Clark
Colombo, Sri Lanka

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