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Date: Sun, 15 Apr 2007 20:55:01 -0400
From: "John" <johnnospamg.org>
Subject: Re: Octane ratings.....what's the truth?


"- Bob -" <uctraingnospamanet.com> wrote in message news:jil22319lhi47g2uf2bmu9ukf2hlbmeucknospamcom... > On Sat, 14 Apr 2007 20:54:12 +0200, "Richard" <rootnospamlhost> wrote: > >>Of course I agree that the chance of them being right is quite large. >>But still... there also was general consensus that the earth was flat >>until >>1 fool sailed around it. ;-) >>Probably not the place to discuss this here... > > I'll skip the modern political issue - but the dated one is that the > *scientists* of the day were actually somewhat comfortable with the > notion that the Earth was round. It was the religious leaders that > adamantly refused to accept good science in place of religion... and > mostly because it was in their own self interest to perpetuate a view > not supported by science. > > Oh... wait... that *is* the modern political problem. :-) > > FWIW - Columbus might have been a follower, not a leader, but that's a > whole 'nuther discussion. > > And then on to revising history as well, yes, it does repeat itself doesn't it.....

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