The Columbus & Fulton argument deployed
From the bbc.co.uk story: ...But Mast Sanity declared "history has shown that many now commonly accepted physical conditions were initially dismissed as psychological"...
I love it when a group titled 'Mast Sanity' deploys the Columbus & Fulton argument.
In the words of Carl Sagan: "The fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown."
I suspect that maybe Bozo the Clown is a paid-up member of 'Mast Sanity'.