> Merrell Wrote:
> > The GPH blurb describes
> > independent researcher and art expert, John
> > GPH readers are therefore meant to be duly
> > impressed by this individual art expert's
> > findings.
> That's your read, not mine.
In common with most other readers (apart from you, apparently), I am obliged to accept what an author has to say about the sources of his evidence, and support for his theories).
GPH readers will doubtless read what the author has to say, and then might feel obliged to enquire further about the qualifications of the art expert whose expertise Creighton has cited. In this case, Mr. Creighton has stated that John Snape is an "art expert."
But John Snape's achievements in this field are a completely separate matter from what he makes of the quarrymarks in Campbell's Chamber. So merely pointing enquiring readers back in the direction of John Snape's pronouncements on the quarrymarks in Campbell's Chamber is really rather missing the point ...