August 14, 1972
Dear Dr. Velikovsky:
Last minute pressures of work prevent me from participating in the Symposium which I consider to be a landmark in the history of science. I would like to convey to you my appreciation for your invitation to participate which was forwarded by the President of Lewis and dark College.
In replacing so many of the basic paradigms in the humanities and the sciences with a single new, empirically supported scheme of things you have exacted reaction among scholars second to none. I remain one of those lesser minds that has been tremendously stimulated by the scientific validity of your approach as well as by the import of your research. I trust that the Symposium will mark a significant turning point in recognition of the authorship of your ideas and their overt discussion in the literature. My best wishes.