Friday, May 18, 2007

Accuracy?

Sometimes people will present you with data and information, sometimes very accurate data, but the fact they get very detailed...does not mean that they are correct.

James Ussher a graduate of Trinity College (where else), was a gentleman who liked to be as accurate as possible. In 1654 Ussher finalised his finest and most famous of academic papers entitled "Annals of the Old Testament, deduced from the first origins of the world", in this paper he claimed that through his extensive research he could now reveal that the world was created at nightfall preceding the 23rd of October 4004 B.C.

So sometimes you have to take supposedly accurate information with a pinch or five of salt.

1 comment:

Ben Kirwan said...

that would be one salty meal.

he was right tho, i have photographic proof.