Bernard Chasan responds to Larry Sherwood:
>> Beethoven died of lead poisoning.
>I think that there is room for agnosticism. The experimenters did the
>only thing they were equipped to do: analyze hair and fragments of remains
>for abundance of various elements. We accept a diagnosis from your
>doctor based only on the elements in your hair?
We execute people on the basis of elements found under fingernails, don't
we? (This may seem forced to make this fit the list but: Don't most
(all?) who participate in this list wish it was not 'we' but, perhaps,
Peter Harzem, B.Sc. (Lond.), Ph.D. (Wales)
Hudson Professor of Psychology