CRSQ Letter #1
- Because of the less than desired response from the Creation Research
Society Quarterly [i.e. President Don DeYoung, Ph.D. (physics)], I
thought it might be of historical relevance to post the record of my
actual correspondence with the Society.
Letter #1 follows my name below. As time allows I will endeavor to post
the letters that followed.
May 30, 1995
Creation Research Society Quarterly
P.O. Box 969
Ashland, Ohio 44805-0969
It has just come to my attention that you may be about to embark upon a
blunder. I am referring to an article advertised as coming out in your
June edition by Trevor Major of Apologetics Press regarding Matthew
Mr. Major's boss, Bert Thompson, Ph.D., and Executive Director of
Apologetics Press has been notorioius for promoting the "sick-bed,
Bible-reading" myth (fable) regarding Mr. Maury. He has even claimed
publicly that there is a statue of Mr. Maury with a Bible in one hand at
the U.S. Naval Academy (of course, the statue with the Bible in "one
outstretched hand" doesn't exist).
I have tried for almost two years to get Mr. Thompson, Ph.D. and
Executive Director of Apologetics Press, to retract the false history
and science he has promoted regarding Mr. Maury. To date, my efforts
It now appears that, as part of the coverup, Mr. Major is attempting to
salvage Mr. Maury. See the latest edition of Reason & Revelation where
Mr. Major has a similar article and cites his upcoming article in your
publication as a reference. When his boss should have simply been
admitting, explaining, and retracting his errors, Mr. Major is published
without a hint of the fact that Bert Thompson and his paper are
responsible, in large part, for misinforming the public.
And you seem to now be a party to such political intrigue.
I can't help but wonder whether these people realize that Matthew
Fontaine Maury is on record as having said that the scriptures clearly
indicate that the six days of the Genesis creation were not literal
days. Wouldn't you guys condemn him, rather than "canonize" him, if he
made that comment today??
I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT YOU RECONSIDER, IF POSSIBLE, YOUR PUBLICATION OF
MR. MAJOR'S ARTICLE. IN THE FUTURE, I WOULD SUGGEST YOU FORWARD ANY
SUCH ARTICLES TO ME FOR EDITORIAL COMMENT AND DOCUMENTATION (I DO NOT
INTEND TO BOAST, BUT I HAVE CLEAR REASON TO BELIEVE I AM THE REASON FOR
THE RENEWED INTEREST IN GETTING THE FACTS STRAIGHT REGARDING MR. MAURY,
AND MR. MAJOR'S ARTICLES APPEAR CLEARLY TO BE PART OF THE CONTINUING