clumsy fake - highly specialized people are vulnerable

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Engines of our Ingenuity
John H. Lienhard

....What many people suspected suddenly becomes obvious. This is not just a fake. It's a clumsy fake -- maybe from a 1920s Italian cottage industry in counterfeit books. "Now," Bliss says to me, "Look what happened! Linguists were fooled; art and language historians were fooled. How do you suppose that could happen?"

Of course, highly specialized people are vulnerable. When one expert fails to see the other parts of the fake, his own part becomes an interesting anomaly -- something to be explained.

Sound familiar?

Exactly the dynamic we see with the many various experts who nibble at the edges of Codex Sinaiticus science, so-called.

1 Timothy 6:20
O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust,
avoiding profane and vain babblings,
and oppositions of science falsely so called:

Audio (well-spoken by John Lienhard)


And look ... a colophon! :p


Cycloton analysis and a fake gospel lectionary of 1328
Anthony S. Bliss (1946-2017)

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