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
> > 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.