Friday, May 28, 2010

Oh the irony

In the midst of my dissection of Reasons to Believe's podcast on the Neandertal genome (Parts One, Two, and Three), I received an automated email from RTB:
Dear Todd,

The last several years have seen RTB step out in using the latest technology to expand our outreach and our scope. ... Will you make a donation of $35 or more before the end of May to help RTB continue to use the latest technology to expand our outreach and our scope?
...
Counting on you,

Hugh Ross
Pure hilarity! Sorry, but I'm afraid I won't be donating $35 to RTB by the end of May. Considering RTB raked in nearly $3.3 million in gross receipts from July, 2008 to June, 2009 [PDF], I don't think my measly $35 will be missed.

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