Re: MOST IMPORTANT FOSSIL (A human skull as old as coal!)

Ian Tresman (
Fri, 01 Nov 1996 23:22:33 GMT

Jukka Korpela <> wrote:

>If this kind of "news" had any truth in them,
>and especially if they were unquestionable, we would certainly have
>read about them in reputable scientific magazines - which would really
>struggle for the right to publish such revolutionary reports before
>their competitors.

You're joking. "In 1906, more than two years after the Wrights had
first flown, Scientific American carried an article ridiculing the
'alleged' flights... the magazine gave as its main reason for not
believing the Wrights:
'If such sensational and tremendously important experiments are
being conducted in a not very remote part of the country, on a subject
which almost everyone feels the most profound interest, it is possible
to believe that the enterprising American report, who, it is
well-known, comes down the chimney when the door is locked in his face
- even if he has to scale a fifteen-story skyscraper to do so - would
not have ascertained all about them and published them broadcast long
ago?" - Forbidden Science, Richard Milton, 1994.

Ian Tresman, Society for Interdisciplinary Studies