> In my view the Brewer/Allen testimony, [. . .]
Testimony? You’re calling this testimony?
I suggest you give closer consideration to the meaning of the word:
What we have doesn’t come close to first-person testimony, under oath, on penalty of perjury, in a court of law.
What we have is a chain of hearsay: Nell told mother told me.
Who was Nell? She was Helen Pattengill, née Brewer. Her father was William Marchant Brewer, Humphries Brewer’s eldest son. She was born in 1876. Her grandfather Humphries had died in 1867. She never knew him. What she knew about him would have come from her father and from other relatives.
So the full chain of hearsay is this:
Humphries Brewer → William Marchant Brewer → Helen Pattengill (née Brewer) → Walter’s mother → Walter M. Allen → Zecharia Sitchin
I include the known liar Sitchin because we’re still relying on him for the logbook material. It has not been disclosed elsewhere.
This is how far we are from a solemn attestion by the supposed actual witness, Humphries Brewer.
Why, we might ask, if Humphries Brewer cared so much, did he not make a formal affidavit of the story?
Why did he not warn Lepsius?
> At the end of the day, the situation boils down to the analogy
> and question I presented you in a previous post which you did
> not answer - would you happily accept a fifty banknote from a
> known fraudster without checking it (even though the known
> fraudster was known to have done some good things with his fake
> banknotes)? The fraudster claims the banknote he has offered
> you is genuine. To compound matters further, someone slips you
> a note claiming that they saw the fraudster in his workshop
> that afternoon making fake banknotes. What would you do?
To complete your analogy:
The person who slips you the note is a known liar. The known fraudster was never convicted of fraud. The known fraudster was never caught passing dud banknotes. Experts say the banknotes he did pass are genuine. The fraud of which there is some evidence is one perpetrated also by such well-known moral lepers as William Wilberforce and Lord Cochrane.
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