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I felt more confidence in the membership of this honor society while reading the summer 2011 issue of Phi Kappa Phi Forum, theme of “Color,” than when reading the letters to the editor about it in the fall 2011 issue. First of all, crass humor may not be everyone’s cup of tea, which is the case with Maria B. Murad’s objection to a reference to Redd Foxx in Bob Zany’s “The Thin Blue Line,” but I found nothing inappropriate or distasteful in the column about “working blue” in comedy. Secondly, while I fully support the examination of the relationship between scholarship and faith that Ed Johnson calls for, I did not appreciate his insults about Bron Taylor’s “Gaian Earth Religion and the Modern God of Nature.” I had found the article fascinating, and religion can, indeed, promote solidarity and cooperation, as Taylor argues. Finally, regarding James A. Huston’s assertion that “it is disconcerting that such a respected journal should come to the conclusion in the summer edition that all the evidence is in to establish man-made global warming as a fact,” while it’s true that all evidence is not in, humans are responsible for causing great damage to the planet. The answer to controlling greenhouse gases is nuclear power, as Huston contends? This I doubt, since it poses its own astronomically devastating threats.  Clean, sustainable, renewable energy sources such as the sun, wind, and water are obvious solutions.

Nicholas A. Hilda
Sophomore computer science major
Kean University
Union, N.J.

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