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Byron Ferguson is a twit
CherryBlossomBoy from Not Preston, thankfully
17 August 2009
Byron Ferguson is probably the best archer there is right now and maybe
best there ever was. There aren't many around anyway so his impressive
skills are all the more precious for that. However, his attempt to do a
"Mythbuster" is just pathetic.
In one episode he tried to prove the ancient legend of Robin Hood
splitting an arrow with another one during contest. So what did he do?
He did the same. Almost the same. He actually pushed the first arrow
further into the target with the second shot, creating a short crack in
it in the process. That caused him to announce "the legend is true,
Robin could have split the arrow". Well how about that for scientific
"Mythbusters" from Discovery Channel went out of their way to cover all
the bases surrounding the myth, employing an experienced marksman
themselves, shooting from all kinds of distances, even recreating the
original design of the period arrow. Their findings were negative.
Correct or not they are also valid because of the methods they used. A
little (and amusing) lesson in scientific approach.
Here, on the other hand, we have an arrogant, smug fool who thinks his
authority on marksmanship gives him the right to make superficial
conclusions on things he knows nothing about. His shooting is enviable,
his reasoning is an embarrassment. The world is full of people like
that. Fits right into the "History Channel", which I like to watch but
is not known for its credibility.
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