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Old January 17th, 2012, 02:28 PM   #5
Filiberto Boncompagni
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Hi Pierre,
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Unfortunately, he does stop short of sharing any conclusive evidence with us.
Nothing new under the sun.
In the Middle Ages scholars used the expression “ipse dixit” (he himself said so) to assert un-proved statements based on Aristotle authority.

It has been always easier to rest on somebody else's authority or common, wide-accepted assumptions, than take the trouble to prove one's statements.
Only difference is that today they don’t even bother to say “ipse dicebat” (they say so).
Regards,

Filiberto
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