I haven't heard from SACC re. my inquiry about Geoffrey P. Hunt yet, but I did receive an IMMEDIATE reply from Geoffrey Hunt!
Here is his reply, possibly stored in outline form ready for individual editing, that he and his organization feel must be fired off any time word of the article's distribution reaches him.
I'm glad I looked into this, but I fear Dr. Hunt believes I actually circulated the poisonous essay. Dr. Hunt has apparently been forced by the moronic political blogosphere to go into extreme damage control mode.
We have enough work to do without any help.
Lame Idea: Dr. Hunt might be approachable about a SACC session on anthropology and public understanding or lack thereof, or even the misuse or distortion of information a-la "The Mismeasure [Misrepresentation] of Man," and how such issues are treated in classrooms.
I have just been alerted to the fact that my name has been associated with a scurrilous article in American Thinker posted on the SACC list. The author of that article is not me and is not an anthropologist.
The connection of my name and my reputation to such an article has caused myself and our Institute many problems.
Disclaimers can be found on both our own Institute website and the American Thinker's website.
Please do not circulate this erroneous information to anyone else and please notify the SACC list serve to post a disclaimer.
Dr. Geoffrey Hunt
Dr. Geoffrey Hunt
Institute for Scientific Analysis
1150 Ballena Blvd., #211
Alameda, CA. 94501
Tel No: 510 865 6225
Fax No: 510 865 2467
--- On Thu, 7/1/10, George Thomas <broruprecht@...> wrote:
From: George Thomas <broruprecht@...>
Subject: Who is Geoffrey P. Hunt?
Date: Thursday, July 1, 2010, 11:10 AM
Speaking of delusional hopes that our friends and neighbors are not simmering racists etc., there's a rather poisonous article circulating about the Web in strong condemnation of Barack Obama's "failed" presidency, and attributed to one Geoffrey P. Hunt, a social and cultural anthropologist with the NIH and/or other assorted official-sounding agencies, and a frequent writer for "American Thinker." One Google site mentioned that the author is "not the same Geoffrey P. Hunt" as the one who is a "senior scientist" with some institute of "Scientific Analysis." This one did not identify either Hunt as an anthropologist. Something smells quite bogus here, and the gratuitous smear directed at anthropology seems likewise.
Has anyone among us SACCers encountered this phenomenon?
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