16559Re: [mythsoc] Lindskoog & Hooper [Was: Re: Alastair Fowler]
- May 3, 2006On May 2, 2006, at 5:38 AM, Patrick Wynne wrote:
> Kathryn gives a full account of her ill-conceived (and self-admittedlyI would give Lindskoog more credit for "openness" if the account you
> "foolish") hoax on Stephen Scofield in her book "Fakes, Frauds &
> Other Malarkey: 301 Amazing Stories and How Not to be Fooled"
> (Zondervan, 1993). It appears in a four-page concluding chapter
> entitled "A Hoaxer's Epilogue" (pp. 275-78), which she concludes
> with the comment:
> "Thus I learned that although it is surprisingly easy to toss off
> forgeries, it is hard to avoid doing accidental harm with them and
> absolutely impossible to overestimate human gullibility."
> Has Walter Hooper EVER been this forthcoming about his known
> "exaggerations"? Not that I've heard. There is indeed no comparison
> to be made between Lindskoog's openness and Walter Hooper's
> apparent lack thereof.
refer to were actually truthful. Unfortunately, it's a self-serving
melange of untruths, as consultation with the original newspaper
articles published at the time reveals.
So, Fr. Hooper silently corrected the record without ever
confessing to having misled people, while Lindskoog published a false
story rewriting history to excuse her behavior.
What a world, what a world.
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