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 Post subject: Earhart bones
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:02 pm 
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... xpert.html
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 Post subject: Re: Earhart bones
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Didn't know that they had cannibals on Howland Island.


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 Post subject: Re: Earhart bones
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The bone guy is all over the news this morning. "Conclusive proof." :?

Very odd having this nonsense pop up again right in the middle of the REAL, genuinely astounding work the USS Lexington exploration team is doing this week.


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 Post subject: Re: Earhart bones
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Not just odd but deeply embarrassing: here we have one group which has, with very little fanfare, located and conclusively proven their discovery.

While on the other hand, this bunch of T****R amateurs have thus far managed to prove nothing (and I don't mean 'prove by just reiterating that you have 'scientific proof' when you have nothing of the sort), make a massive fuss over minute, pointless "discoveries" and recover, um...nothing. And how long has it taken them to effectively do or prove nothing???

I'm sure the comparison between those two very disparate subjects will be lost on those involved, but they won't be fazed I'm sure: just so long as enough cash comes in, who cares what the output (or lack of) is?


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 Post subject: Re: Earhart bones
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I don't see a A/P on either island

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I'm as inclined to believe this article in The Onion as much as I am to believe the remains on the island are actually Earhart's.

https://www.theonion.com/report-human-b ... 1823623725

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Man/woman eating crabs aside...
Hypothetical situation....A scientist gets his data from a group/person with a vested financial interest in the outcome.
The findings are what the data provider has been pitching for years.
It is at odds with other scientific finding from researchers presumably without a financial interest in the outcome.

Would you unquestioningly trust the scientist's report?
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 Post subject: Re: Earhart bones
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JohnB wrote:
Man/woman eating crabs aside...
Hypothetical situation....A scientist gets his data from a group/person with a vested financial interest in the outcome.
The findings are what the data provider has been pitching for years.
It is at odds with other scientific finding from researchers presumably without a financial interest in the outcome.

Would you unquestioningly trust the scientist's report?
Discuss.


That was my thought too: Mr x helped with...., Mr x supplied.....

So Mr x got the outcome he asked for.


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JohnB wrote:
Man/woman eating crabs aside...
Hypothetical situation....A scientist gets his data from a group/person with a vested financial interest in the outcome.
The findings are what the data provider has been pitching for years.
It is at odds with other scientific finding from researchers presumably without a financial interest in the outcome.

Would you unquestioningly trust the scientist's report?

Funny, that's exactly what I thought as well.
These bones would have to be ID'd by at least a couple of independent sources (like, say, the Smithsonian or some group like that) before I'd even start to believe they might be hers.

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 Post subject: Re: Earhart bones
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JohnB wrote:
Man/woman eating crabs aside...
Hypothetical situation....A scientist gets his data from a group/person with a vested financial interest in the outcome.
The findings are what the data provider has been pitching for years.
It is at odds with other scientific finding from researchers presumably without a financial interest in the outcome.

Would you unquestioningly trust the scientist's report?
Discuss.

Anything that comes from or involves TIGHAR is suspect from the get go! Most successful public grifters I have ever seen.


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The main thing I have learned from TIGHAR is that if you put a ruler in a photo next to an object it makes it archaeologically significant. Good stuff. If the ruler wasn't there I would think the jar they found on the island was taller than the antique freckle cream jar.

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 Post subject: Re: Earhart bones
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I didn't think they could possibly top the two-people-on-a-wharf-who-really-don't-look-anything-like-Earhart-and-Noonan photo scam. but darn, they've proved me wrong again. I presume the History Channel's investigation is still "ongoing"?

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 Post subject: Re: Earhart bones
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Is TIGHAR responsible for this most recent laughable episode, or is this someone different?
I hope someone finds evidence of them someday, but most of all I hope it's someone that TIGHAR can't possibly lay any claim to the discovery, so they'll look even more foolish than we know them to be.

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