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Re: TLC/Paluxy trackway

> From:          Gothgrrl@aol.com

> Last night, TLC aired a programme titled "Mysteries of the Origins
> of Man," which, among other bits of pseudoscience and out right
> mysticism, dragged out the misinterpreted/hoaxed Paulxy "human"
> tracks as evidence that "nobody really knows" the origins of
> humanity. Narrated by Charlton Heston (no big surprise there). I've
> noticed that TLC seems particularly prone to airing this sort of
> thing, which is unfortunate, since the also air PALEOWORLD.
>  It's very easy to imagine the confusion this causes for viewers
>  (especially
> young viewers), as regards what palaeontology recognises as good and
> bad science (or simply as non-science). If anyone else is interested
> in contacting TLC and expressing their concerns over the issue, the
> snail-mail and e-mail addresses are posted below.
> Ruth Otte
> President
> The Learning Channel / The Discovery Channel
> 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 700
> Bethseda, MD 
> 20814
> U.S.A.
> Tel: (301) 986-0444
> Fax: (301) 986-9552
> Email: letters@discovery.com 
> Caitlin R. Kiernan

A good site containing criticism of Mysterious origin of man and
refutation of various claims made (and some responses from TLC) can be
found at the talk.origins archive
is the specific page.

bfn Brett