There’s a story that, one of the first times that a mammoth was found frozen in a glacier, some of the scientists decided to cook and eat it. That would be a pretty dumb thing to do. I hope it didn’t really happen.
I wonder if people who take astrology really seriously get all concerned about whether their newspaper has a real horoscope written by a professional astrologer, or a just-for-fun horoscope made up by some layman.
I personally think it would be a really bad idea to punish attempted crimes as severely as completed crimes, because it’s really hard to tell what someone’s intentions were. (But then, it’s sometimes hard to tell whether someone meant to commit a crime even if they fully committed it.)
There was a study a while ago that seemed to suggest that people who had two kids were healthier than people who had either more of fewer. But the scientists who did the study cautioned that the subjects were all very old when the test was done. Meaning that, even if the ones with no kids or one kid were less healthy, it could just mean that, during those people’s youth, most people didn’t have fewer than two kids unless they had some health problem.