I liked the two letters in the Oct. 8 issue in response to Brian Solik ’84’s creationist letter (July 9). Ironically, I find I’m forced to disagree with the first writer, Greg Schwed ’73, who expressed his disappointment that PAW printed Mr. Solik’s letter without a rebuttal. The gripe is unwarranted. By printing his letter, PAW fulfilled its obligation to Oliver Wendell Holmes and J.S. Mill: “freedom for the thought we hate.” And by so doing, PAW ignited those two eloquent, literate (and, to my mind, irrefutable) ripostes from Mr. Schwed and Dr. Alan Kohn ’53.

Jamie Spencer ’66
St. Louis, Mo.