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Re: CHAT: Ben Franklin (was Re: Re: CHAT: cultural interpretation)

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Monday, July 7, 2003, 9:47
Staving Dan Sulani:
>On 4 July, Peter Bleackley wrote: > > > > Large parts of the US constitution were written by a man who flew a kite >in > > a thunderstorm. This explains a lot. > > Well, maybe not. According to an article from >the Sunday Telegraph (June 1st, 2003), >Franklin apparently proposed the experiment, but >never carried it out.
I saw something similar in the Guardian a couple of weeks ago. Nethertheless, it was extremely irresponsible - I've read (while doing an 18th century history project at primary school, for which I studied Franklin) that people were killed trying to reproduce the experiment. Pete