Letters, Apr. 3, 1950

What Went On at Gibeon?

Sir: I was quite surprised at the singularly biased stand you, as the guiding hand of a publication that is representative of a theoretically enlightened age, took on the question of the validity of Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky's as yet unpublished volume entitled Worlds in Collision [TIME, March 13].

Without taking sides on a highly debatable matter, it seems to me that the statements [made by scientists]—"Velikovsky appears to be bypassing all of the sound, scientific observations of a multitude of geologists," and "There is nothing we as historians...

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