Thursday, March 08, 2018

Gone Girl

Bones discovered on a Pacific island belong to Amelia Earhart, a new forensic analysis claims
-Washington Post

Three things you can always count on, (1) someone announcing they know who Jack the Ripper was, (2) someone announcing they know who killed Elizabeth Short (The Black Dahlia), and (3) someone announcing they know what happened to Amelia Earhart.

The most important paragraph in the Washington Post story:

"A new scientific study claims that bones found in 1940 on the Pacific Island of Nikumaroro belong to Earhart, despite a forensic analysis of the remains conducted in 1941 that linked the bones to a man. The bones, revisited in the study “Amelia Earhart and the Nikumaroro Bones” by University of Tennessee professor Richard L. Jantz, were discarded."

This "scientific study" did not examine the bones because there are no bones. Jantz "analyzed measurements taken in1941 by Dr. D. W. Hoodless, principal of the Central Medical School, Fiji." (Quote from the paper written by Richard L. Jantz.)

So, this guy is basing his conclusions on measurement which could be wrong but cannot be verified since there are no bones.  This is not  scientific study; this is wishful thinking.

1 comment:

Mr. LaP. said...

The UFO's got her.