Kevin Randle offered an interesting post today describing the about-face of Dr. Richard O’Connor (note that several commenters on this blog defended this guy early on). O’Connor was the scientist who offered a forensic analysis without a body — he declared from the blurry slide that what many knew up front was a mummy was “non-human”. Well, at least he’s come to his senses.
But to be honest, I’m not impressed. How anyone — especially someone with credentials and experience — can draw such a conclusion without a shred of biological evidence (not so much as a DNA sample) is inexcusable. More than that, it’s downright embarrassing. I’d ask what he was thinking, but it doesn’t appear he was thinking at all.