24 July 2009

A Timely Correction

Hysterical.  A correction published in the New York Times, July 17, 1969 (the day Apollo 11 launched):

(h/t regret the error)


  1. At least they admitted that they were wrong EVENTUALLY...

  2. But they DIDN'T really admit they were wrong! They claimed that "further investigation and experimentation have confirmed the findings of Isaac Newtown". This is a face-saving half-truth: the laws of Newtonian mechanics were well-established in 1920, and there were no new experiments that the Times should have been aware of in the interim.

  3. Interesting find. Thanks for sharing.


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