Correspondence history between Lea and Holroyd


Monday, July 6, 2009


   Correspondence history between Pastor Kevin Lea and Dr. Holroyd
      pertaining to Pastor Kevin’s July 6, 2009 letter documenting
    Dr. Austin’s plagiarism and poor science being featured in AiG’s
----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Lea" <kevinlXXXX>
To: <eholXXXXX>
Cc: <kevinlXXXXX>; "Walt Brown" <waltXXXXX >
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2009 6:31 PM
Subject: Letter from Pastor Kevin Lea - Plagiarism in AiG Museum
July 6, 2009
Dear Dr. Holroyd,
I have attached a preliminary letter that I believe requires your very careful attention and response. It
documents Dr. Austin's plagiarism of Dr. Brown's work on the Grand Canyon and, more importantly,
how his actions have had such a detrimental effect on the creation science movement.
You have become involved in this dispute because of Austin's attempt to cover up his plagiarism by using
your 1986 plotting of a single lake joining what would later be discovered by Dr. Brown as originally
being two lakes (Hopi - previously discovered and Grand - discovered by Brown).
As you read the attached, you will see that the letter and its two attachments contain links to documents
which contain Austin's own words which prove that he plagiarized Dr. Brown. It also documents your
involvement in his attempts to cover up his plagiarism, including sections of emails that you and I traded
over a year ago.
Dr. Holroyd, now is the time for you to request any modifications to this letter as it pertains to your
involvement. I want to give you every opportunity to correct me if I have misunderstood the matter in any
I would also be happy to update the letter with any changes you would like to make about your support of
Dr. Austin's actions.
If you can show me where I have erred, or need to provide updated information, I will make the necessary
corrections. If you cannot (and others who are also being solicited for rebuttal and comment cannot), then
the attached letter with its Attachments will be posted at our website as written. It will also be distributed
to about 200 creationist organizations with a website presence.
You may note that the link to your letter and a few others is not yet active, but they all will be by the time
of actual posting in early August. I have attached the documents and pictures that will be used in the link.
You may not realize that on 5-6-2008 Dr. Brown sent Dr. Austin a copy of Endnote 34 in Brown's Grand
Canyon chapter. (See the attached.) This was a month before it was placed in his 8th Edition. Brown
offered to correct any errors Austin could identify- or remove the entire endnote if Austin publicly
corrected the record. Austin ignored his offer. Unfortunately, 30,000 copies of that are now in print, not to
mention on the Internet. Many people are reading it. It contains your name.
I will be leaving for Africa tomorrow and will not return until July 25. Feel free to respond now if you
wish, some of my assistants are very familiar with the material and may be able to assist you and the
others that are receiving this preliminary letter. However, some matters may have to wait till I return.
Pastor Kevin Lea
                             Dr. Holroyd’s Response
----- Original Message -----
From: eholrXXXXX
To: kevinXXXXXXX
Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 2:09 AM
Subject: Re: Letter from Pastor Kevin Lea - Plagiarism in AiG Museum
Dear Pastor Lea,
I am presently in Changsha, China, for all of July. My Internet and email access is very limited.
I have 14 grad students in the USA and 14 students here in China which have a much higher
priority for my time than your letter. I will not examine your work until August at the earliest.
As I said in previous correspondence, I do not want to participate in any discussion of this
matter. It is a waste of my limited time. I already experienced clinical death January 12, but
unfortunately it was in a hospital and I was revived and I did not get my ultimate reward.
Ed Holroyd
   Pastor Kevin’s Response to Dr. Holroyd’s July 7,
                     2009 Email
----- Original Message -----
From: KevinlXXX
To: eholrXXXXXX
Cc: kevinlXXXXXX
Sent: Monday, September 07, 2009 2:19 PM
Subject: Kevin response to Dr. Holroyd's July 7, 2009 email.
September 7, 2009
Dear Dr. Holroyd,
I hear that you have safely returned from China and I hope your time with the students was
The July 6, 2009 letter that I sent you (with the attachments) is now posted on the internet. If
you ever have a desire and chance to read the documentation, and see any inaccuracies as it
applies to your work, then please let me know so that I can make the necessary corrections.
The easiest way to find the July 6 letter at our website is to Google on {Dr. Austin Plagiarism}.
You will notice that the first hit goes to an article titled, Are ICR and AiG Helping or Hindering
the Creation Movement. Near the bottom of the article is a link to the documentation pertaining
to Dr. Austin’s plagiarism and bad science being featured in the AiG museum. This
documentation includes a discussion of your work and our letter exchanges of last year. There is
also a link to my July 6, 2009 email to you, your response, and then this response.
I am sorry to hear about your near-death experience and hope you and yours are well.
Kevin Lea
Pastor, Calvary Church of Port Orchard