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Friday, 1 April 2011

Profs D & W: Repeat something often enough and it becomes true.......

Following the revelations (sorry, meant "repetitions") in Current Archaeology and Salon in recent weeks,  Profs Darvill and Wainwright have apparently been beavering away again.  Tony reports that there is something in the magazine called Wiltshire, written by Robert Harvey and entitled "New light on old stones of Stonehenge."  Is this a nightmare or another April Fools joke?  We shall see.....

It looks as if the author has been thoroughly briefed by our two learned friends, to the point of regurgitating ancient stuff that we hoped had long since been forgotten about.  Haven't seen the article myself -- it doesn't penetrate this far west, but I look forward to seeing it in due course.

As somebody said a long time ago, if you repeat something often enough, it becomes true -- in your mind at least, while the rest of the world looks on in wonderment.

2 comments:

Tony Hinchliffe said...

I have given some more details in a later post on the "Salon" post Brian placed just prior to this post.

Tony Hinchliffe said...

Again, Paul Simon's lyrics from "The Boxer" are very apposite, even more so when you compare my comments on the Unfashionable Salon" post below as regards this article's unsuspecting readership/compare Simon's "just a poor boy....."

PAUL SIMON "THE BOXER"

[Sung by Simon & Garfunkel]


I am just a poor boy
Though my story's seldom told
I have SQUANDERED MY RESISTANCE
For a POCKET FULL OF MUMBLES SUCH ARE PROMISES
All lies and jests
Still a man hears what he wants to hear
And disregards the rest