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orion-list Wicked Footnotes....

Albert Baumgarten writes:  
Bannus was "obviously" an Essene, we were told.
"Obviously," as many including my teacher Morton Smith in a 
particularly  wicked footnote, have noted, is an indication of
insufficient evidence and strongly held opinion.

Nice one, Prof. Baumgarten!

I wish I could say that you were obviously right.
But I'm just not sure.

Hope I have amused you this week!

George Brooks
Tampa, FL

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