Ian Plimer

James Randi --- Wizard (randi-hotline@ssr.com)
Tue, 24 Dec 1996 01:44:27 -0500

We of the Board of Directors of the James Randi Educational
Foundation, through our Legal Fund, are delighted to fund the visit to
Australia of Dr. Eugenie Scott, for purposes of aiding Dr. Plimer's
legal battle against the creationists. Dr. Plimer is one of our
heroes, and we believe that he represents us all as he opposes
pseudoscience and flummery.

Our check for US$4,098 will be in the mail today to Dr. Scott. It
goes with our gratitude and best wishes for a successful outcome.
Reason and justice can both be served by a court victory for Ian
Plimer, and we encourage others to contribute to his legal
costs. Funds can be sent to:

Dr. Ian Plimer
School of Earth Sciences
University of Melbourne
Parkville, Victoria 3052

For those of you who might wish to also contribute to the James Randi Legal
Fund, we ask that you send donations to:

James Randi Educational Foundation
201 SE Davie Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale FL 33316-1815

Those who dare to criticize or even question the paranormalists, the
quacks, and the pseudoscientists, are often threatened by them, and
the costs of legal action are intimidating. We cannot fail to support
our colleagues who are out front on the battle lines.

This support is offered in special tribute to the memory of Carl
Sagan, another hero of the sketical movement, who left us this
morning. We are poorer for his departure, and we mourn our loss.

James Randi
President, JREF


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