Re: A reminder!
- --- In Maury_and_Baty@y..., "rlbaty50" <rlbaty@w...> wrote, in part:
"I (Steve Rudd) find it incredible that the US Naval academy would
not only publish the story if untrue in 1929, but then puts the quote
of the entire verse of Ps 8:8 "Paths of the seas" on his monument.
What did the US Naval academy know that modern skeptics don't know
that would lead them to do this? The book also references an earlier
newspaper story that says the same thing."
Text copied December 6, 2002
My further comments:
Elsewhere in Steve Rudd's article the following statement is made:
"Matthew Fontaine Maury, Pathfinder of the Seas, by C.L. Lewis. 1927
by the U. S. Naval Institute, RECOUNTS THE ENTIRE STORY."
Here again is a reference indicating that Steve Rudd might not know
what he is talking about. You will note the C.L. Lewis book was put
out by the U.S. Naval Institute, as opposed to the U.S. Naval
Academy. I have been asking and asking for someone to ask Steve Rudd
about his knowledge of the difference between the two!
C.L. Lewis gives a respectable account of Maury's life, but I found
nowhere in his biographical text any reference to any sick-bed, bible-
reading claim. Nor did I find any such claim from any other
legitimate biographer of Maury.
That "publisher's note" added to the back of the book regarding the
presentation of the Maury monument in Richmond merely copies a local
newspaper article. Buried within that article is the cutesy story
recounted by the local newspaper reporter (who probably would have
preferred to be reporting on something else; you think) about the
Now, if Steve Rudd and others thought he needed to clean up his act
and correct what looks like his false report regarding the Maury
tombstone, you would think he would get to work on cleaning up his
introductory materials and providing legitimate references to his
We'll stand by. Hey, maybe this time he will actually see to it that
his official announcement makes its way to this list, with credit
being given where credit is due??