QOTD: Procrastus


A commenter over at Debunking Christianity using the handle Procrastus paid me one of the best compliments I’ve ever recieved.

I read Vick’s response to Rauser’s book when he published it in serial format on his web site a year (?) or two (?) ago. Good stuff. He’s got a penchant for taking complex philosophical concepts and explaining them in a way that’s understandable to those of us who do not have PhDs in philosophy. I worked for 30 years in college textbook publishing and Vick is the kind of author we always looked for – someone who had an excellent grasp of the subject matter and could explain concepts in a clear and concise way that undergraduates, exposed to the discipline for the first time, could grasp. The “best” textbooks, as determined by which sold the most copies, were usually NOT written by the most famous researchers and academics in the field. Some of the best-sellers were written by people teaching at community colleges or average state colleges and were aimed at their students, not professionals in the field. Tristan, I think, missed his calling in life – though it is a long paper chase to land a tenured position in any college these days. Anyway, looking forward to adding this to my bookshelf.”

I’m very humbled and flattered. Thank you for making my day.
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