The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #156666 Message #3701257
Posted By: Steve Shaw
11-Apr-15 - 07:28 PM
Thread Name: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
Subject: RE: BS: BBC v. Jeremy Clarkson.
Well, pete, Piltdown Man has long been discredited. By scientists. Would you like me to repeat that? Oh yes, there have been fraudsters masquerading as scientists. As an impressionable young botany graduate I was taken in, like lots of others, by the claims of John Heslop-Harrison that he'd found some incredible rarities on Rhum. He'd planted them there himself as it turned out. Have a google. But here's the thing, pete. He was exposed by his fellow scientists, you see. We hate dishonesty and cheating. Science will not knowingly allow falsehood to set the agenda, because it knows that an agenda set that way can lead only to blind endings. As for those drawings you refer to, do tell us what your take on them is. Naturally, I shall be expecting your account to contain some science. Over to you.