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There is still speculation about the Amr story Tom Send a noteboard - 03/05/2012 02:53:46 AM
I admit that the evidence leans against it, but we can't say for sure since all the refutations involve little more than attacking the credentials of the stories based on the fact they are far later. It still resonates, since Amr did a hell of a lot of other bad things and stupid things.

And yes, it is the same pope that was popularized in Les Rois Maudits. It was fun to recognize him and see a totally different portrayal (and a far more negative one at that).

I think the parallels with Sherlock Holmes go a bit deeper than just pointing out absurdity, as well.

Political correctness is the pettiest form of casuistry.

ἡ δὲ κἀκ τριῶν τρυπημάτων ἐργαζομένη ἐνεκάλει τῇ φύσει, δυσφορουμένη, ὅτι δὴ μὴ καὶ τοὺς τιτθοὺς αὐτῇ εὐρύτερον ἢ νῦν εἰσι τρυπώη, ὅπως καὶ ἄλλην ἐνταῦθα μίξιν ἐπιτεχνᾶσθαι δυνατὴ εἴη. – Procopius

Ummaka qinnassa nīk!

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