- Also not pointing fingers or addressing anyone in particular but
intending this to be an example to future SCA students -- No, simply saying --
"all they have to do is clearly state in their own entry documentation
>that **even though they were unable to find documentation that theCarolus
>silencers are "Period" there is no documentation which shows they are
>not "Period"**; "
>especially when the only "evidence" which can be provided is from a
>culture outside our realm of study and out of period as well. This
>is where the bad scholarship comes in. If one wants to use
>speculative history, one MUST show the full and convincing evidence
>why one thinks it MIGHT have been done. In context, and cited. And
>no, much bad scholarship isn't from ignorance, it is from arrogance
>and fraud (and this applies even more outside the SCA than in). We
>must, however, as a result of our past, now act to a higher level.
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