Since Nick Rogers is loath to reveal the sources of many of his dogmatic claims, his source for how long the wounded cow-boys lived after the street fight deserves recognition. Randall P. Morton, was a noted race horse trainer in Tombstone. On the day of the street fight, Morton used his celebrated stop-watch to time how long each of the cow-boys lived after being shot. Nick has Morton's diary for 1881. Morton was very secretive and wrote his diary entries in ancient Greek. Luckily, Nick also writes his own diary in ancient Greek, So, it was simple for Mr. Rogers to translate Morton's precise documentation of how long the wounded cow-boys lived after being shot. Nick obtained the old diary from the great, great grandson of Randall P. Morton, Throckmorton P. Morton III.
Peter, 8.5 out of 10 isn't bad. The point I was trying to make was that precise assertions, no matter how confidently made, are no better than the evidence for those assertions. Whenever anyone... more
Bruce, Well, I don't understand Nick's tendency to make assertions without providing proper sources for those assertions. For instance, on several occasions, Nick has dogmatically claimed that Doc... more
At times, however, it amuses me, how pathologically obsessive certain folks are about such issues. But that's just me. I reckon we wouldn't be here, on this site, if we all weren't pathologically... more
Bruce, Perhaps I am "pathologically obsessive" while Nick is "obsessively pathological" when it comes to documentation. So, how did the phrase "tongue-in-cheek" originate? When I put my tongue in my... more