Day: November 23, 2021

Mrs Gaskell’s Elephant: the true story of a hoax,Chris Willis,The Skeptic

This article originally appeared in The Skeptic, Volume 15, Issue 1, from 2002 How difficult is it to convince academics of the truth of something totally false? Frighteningly easy. Sometimes you don’t even have to try, as was proved by a recent unintentional hoax which fooled several supposed “experts” on nineteenth-century culture. One of the …

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