> Harvey Newstrom
>I don't understand why this list is full of "hypotheses" that are propagated
>without the most basic fact checking. Why not just look up the composition
>of Ritalin to see if its identity is identical to amphetamine?
You want unexamined hypotheses. Once, long ago, on alt.tv.twin-peaks someone relayed a speculation that certain procedural tricks were played with the name of the character known as "Windom Earle". The poster said that he had heard that some string of letters (which he quoted) was an anagram of this name. The question he so desperately asked: could someone please tell him whether or not the anagram rumor is true?
Needless to say this was more than boggling.