Anaxagoras wrote: ↑Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:48 pm
Of course we live in an age where a woman can get pregnant without ever having sex with a "man".
Hey, you heathen, there is historical precedent! :x
That story is utterly funny (or sad, if you prefer) as he was suckered precisely in his domain of "expertise". And he goes on teaching it. :roll: Well, we all want to be loved…
Historical cases abound, one of my favorites is Michel Chasles
, a great mathematician who fancied himself an expert on historical documents:
Nice stare, uh?
From his Wiki page:
As described in A Treasury of Deception, by Michael Farquhar (Peguin Books, 2005), between 1861 and 1869 Chasles purchased some of the 27,000 forged letters from Frenchman Denis Vrain-Lucas. Included in this trove were letters from Alexander the Great to Aristotle, from Cleopatra to Julius Caesar, and from Mary Magdalene to a revived Lazarus, all in a fake medieval French. In 2004, the journal Critical Inquiry published a recently "discovered" 1871 letter written by Vrain-Lucas (from prison) to Chasles, conveying Vrain-Lucas's perspective on these events, itself an invention.
When I first learned about that… I had some trouble believing it. :mrgreen: