Originally Posted by cortezsailor
Skepticism is good but this post didn't sound like skepticism , you sounded pretty sure of yourself
And in a later post I say: "How would I know? How does anyone know? All I have done is read some news reports. All of a sudden do we believe everything in the papers?"
(Wow i hate folks quoting themselves and now i am doing it!
One of the interesting things steve Callahan showed in Adrift was that in those 76 days he used everything on that liferaft
to make tools to help himself out of the situation. When he was finally rescued he had dried fish
In this current
one, without more than crappy media reports, it seems he only came ashore with one turtle on board. But if it was Steve Callahan, or you, or me, wouldnt we have saved every turtle shell for water
catches? Saved the bones to make scrapers, harpoons, knives, spoons, blood holders and saved the sinus to make lines for fishing
. The propless engines pulled down for more devices, using the tool kit every carries.
It wouldnt take a huge amount of smarts to be able to verify this journey.
But to slag me off because theres nothing told in this story just because some people are accepting it instantaneously.
You might call me skeptical as in deed I might call some gullible just to accept without thought.
But wait, theres more!
not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations.
It doesnt mean I don't think this guy has done it, or it cant be done. It just means I am not easily convinced he has done it, I have doubts and reservations.