Why Scientists and Scholars Can’t Get Their Facts Straight

“The ongoing dispute over the authenticity of a scrap of papyrus from the ancient world highlights a larger question of how history is established.”

“Both sides are looking at the same credit-card-sized scrap of papyrus, with the same words in the same hand in the same ink. Both sides are represented by members of the same academic community—those who continue to push for the authenticity of the GJW are highly respected scholars, as are those who are calling it a forgery. Yet the two sides are approaching the papyrus from completely distinct angles, and getting completely different results.”

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/09/why-scientists-and-scholars-cant-get-their-facts-straight/404254/?mc_cid=af192e18ce&mc_eid=34e2887073

Earlier article on the same subject

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/12/the-curious-case-of-jesuss-wife/382227/

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