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Old August 18 2013, 06:36 PM   #14
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Re: Follow up for 'The 37's'

Steve Mollmann wrote: View Post
In the Star Trek universe, the lost early English colony was Jamestown, as established by New Worlds, New Civilizations.
I found the reference in NW,NC, and the article writer just makes a passing mention of the name "Jamestown" surfacing in his memory as an "ancient" lost colony. There's no mention of the writer following up on the recollection and verifying its accuracy. So it's not evidence of the history of the Trek universe, it's just evidence of the article writer's subjective impressions. Real journalists and historians make mistakes all the time, which is why one of the first things I learned when pursuing a history major was that every source needs to be read critically and questioned. Surely fictional journalists are just as capable of error.
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