I celebrate post #500 with a quote from syndicated columnist, Charley Reese. Though I don't always agree with Mr. Reese, this little tidbit reflecting on the current emotional hysteria over "global warming" is right on:
"We are conditioned to believe that science is on the side of reason and that religion and philosophy are just forms of mysticism. Unreason is quite prevalent among people who call themselves 'scientists,' and a glance at science history will remind you that this has always been so. New knowledge was often resisted strenuously by the 'scientific' establishment, which seems to think, mistakenly, that truth can be established by a majority vote." ~ Charley Reese
The same could be said of historiography. The professionals often get it wrong.
Remember Columbus boys and girls?