- Jul 8, 1999
I agree with the highlighted part and it seems some do that more than others.Quite right, it doesn't. That said, it can also open up avenues never explored. They may not pan out but it never hurts to put them to the test. If it holds up, you learn something new and if not, you know for sure what isn't so.
It's a win either way.
The real trick is to avoid the pitfall of falling in love with your own hypothesis and we're all vulnerable that.
Regards this and some other books coming up with controversial theories, I did buy and read them before considering what I felt about them. If you follow this thread from the start, you can see that I did show an interest at first and bought the book. But after reading it, I was simply not able to accept Mr Brown's hypothesis.
Digressing a bit, there is one other example called The Man Who Fell From The Sky by William Norris. It is about the mysterious death of the Belgian financier Alfred Loewenstein, another subject that I am interested in. A lot of people felt that the conclusions in the book were ridiculous and I was one of them.