Originally Posted by Pierre
Agreed in the greater part.
However when the disproved ideas are still produced, they can be misleading and confusing to those who do not have the knowledge, that’s why I feel such must be challenged.
Yes, indeed. Richard Dawkins is doing the same with the God hypothesis. The problem he has, according to the believers, is that he can not disprove God.
This is not a problem with Lechmere. It is easy to disprove the hypothesis that Lechmere was Jack the Ripper, since it is a well established fact that Lechmere found the victim on his way to work, went to tell a PC about it, told the PC and also went to the inquest.