Ha! Check out this brand-new blog! Ste is going to bookstores, checking out the Science section and moving pseudo-science, anti-science and nonsense books from it to the New Age section. Just a couple of Behe books in the La Jolla Bookstar, but I bet there will be more egregious miscategorizations in other stores. I wonder if this practice will spread virally to other cities and towns of the world...
That's one of the awesomest things I've ever heard of. I should go do that.
I'm so proud of myself--I discovered Behe's new book in the science section of my local bookstore, and buried it in an obscure corner where it probably won't be found for a while.
If all else fails, censorship is definitely the way to go.
This is brilliant in it's simplicity. This is civil disobedience at its best. Thoreau & Darwin would have been proud.
Censorship? No, just putting the book where it belongs. It is an improvement on book classification and makes the bookstore better.
Darwin was too good a man to be proud of this sort of foolishness. Come on guys. Really.
Tempting though it is to move Behe's and Wells' books out of the science section, I think I would look suspicious lugging large quantities of books clear across the store. It's a little different when you have grabbed one copy of The Edge of Evolution off the shelf to look at, and you also happen to have a book on Christian theology to return to the shelves...
Not that this is censorship, or anything like it, but... As someone who used to work in a bookstore, I keep thinking of how much reshelving the salesclerks have to do anyway, and can't bring myself to make them do more. Plus, I always hated it when the computer told me we had the book in the store and I couldn't find it on the shelf ...You never know if you've just lost a customer.
I did this once. I moved Behe's books to Christian Theology instead of New Age, though.
Folks from the Religious Right also do this with books from the Gay/Lesbian section so that shoppers can't find them. You're in good company in deciding what other people should read.