Monday, August 28, 2017

The Real Trojan Horse

"Do not ask why Christ was born on Christmas Day,
ask whether he was born at all."

Le Carré [1969],  166

I slum-watched Secrets of the Dead, The Real Trojan Horse on television last night.

I don't know what these people think they're doing but it sure as hell isn't science.

In a real science you hypothesize that Troy fell because of a large wooden horse.  You then take the logical opposite of your hypothesis and try to prove that.  If you can prove that logical opposite then fine.

No horse.

If you cannot prove that logical opposite then the hypothesis of the wooden horse does not fail.  That's the best you  can hope for.


Le Carré [1969]: John Le Carré, A Small Town in Germany.  Pan Books, London, U.K., 1969.

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