In early 2005 a number of things, including the short-sighted views and half-truths being put about by people who should know better, came together and triggered the following short rant. After I'd got that off my chest I took more time to flesh it out and created the longer version.
There are two references in the longer version that deserve much wider recognition than they seem to have achieved:
Feedback on this site is welcomed. So is documented additional material, corrections and/or refutations. Stuff that lacks documentary evidence and/or references will be ignored.
Martin Gregorie, March 2016