?

Log in

No account? Create an account
 
 
20 May 2010 @ 06:24 pm
news about medieval skeletons  
"Skeletons unearthed by Gloucester Linkages workmen"
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/gloucestershire/8668891.stm

and one whose use of "possibly" in the headline confuses me:
"Medieval African possibly found buried in England"
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hKF47Yx84vAhmpl38iAlVh8aufAAD9FEULHG0

(I mean, he could be possibly medieval, or possibly African, but possibly buried? Presumably that's the part we know for certain.)
 
 
 
viomisehuntviomisehunt on May 21st, 2010 04:55 am (UTC)
Medieval African possibly found buried in England"

They were not certain where they were when they dug him up?
tempestsarekind: a broad rivertempestsarekind on May 21st, 2010 08:23 pm (UTC)
I can only assume that's the case...
Constant Readerskirmish_of_wit on May 22nd, 2010 06:16 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's a sort of epistemological debate. "We MAY HAVE found him! But really, how can we know?"
tempestsarekind: martha + ten + TARDIStempestsarekind on May 23rd, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)
"I mean, how does anyone know anything, really? Can anything truly be said to exist, independent of our perceptions of it?"