Link…A Good Reminder that, at times, Testimony Trumps Scientific Expertise

Link here:

“Eighteenth-century English and French scientists rejected the ample testimony as to the reality of meteorites, as we reject stories of alien abduction. On 13 September 1768 a large meteorite fell… [in] Pays de la Loire. Numerous people (all of them peasants) saw it fall. Three members of the Royal Academy of Sciences (including young Lavoisier) were sent to investigate. They concluded that lightning had struck a lump of sandstone on the ground; the idea of rocks falling from outer space was simply ridiculous.” — David Wootton, The Invention of Science, p. 301

Makes you think about current scientific consensuses as well as claims that ‘science shows’ that miracles do not happen…


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