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Re: The Ten Cases

From: RobIrving@aol.com
Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 22:05:57 EDT
Fwd Date: Fri, 19 Jun 1998 01:49:11 -0400
Subject: Re: The Ten Cases

>Date: Thu, 18 Jun 1998 22:36:10 +0100
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: John Rimmer <johnr@magonia.demon.co.uk>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: The Ten Cases

John,

>Apart from a certain smug satisfaction that
>one of the great unwashed has got one over on smug would-be
>scientific-type investigators who can't belive that anybody who
>does not have theirlevel of academic achievement could *ever*
>fool their massive intellect, (what Peter Rogerson has dubbed the
>'Herr Professor' Syndrome).

I keep a terrific book behind my armchair cushion. 'Can You
Speak Venusian? A Guide to Independent Thinkers' by Patrick
Moore... in which, on page 75, it offers the following
amusement:


~~ Seventy years later a German scientist, Professor Johan
Beringer of Wurzburg, published a book in which he claimed that
fossils were of divine origin. Actually, the fossils concerned
had been faked and planted by the students in his University
class - a fact which he finally realised when he unearthed a
fossil which had his own name inscribed on it. (According to
legend, he then did his best to buy up all the surviving copies
of his book - without much success.) ~


Unlike the Herr Professor I suspect you're talking about, and
plenty more besides, at least Herr Professor Beringer had the
intellectual honesty to admit his error.

Rob




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