A reader after reading Stephen Jones’ latest posting asked, “What is a pro-authenticist?” My reply was that it was someone who is not an anti-authenticist. But then, of course, there is everyone else.
Wiktionary defines an authenticist as a person who espouses authenticism. Don’t you just love dictionaries. It defines authenticism as a belief in the superiority of the authentic over the inauthentic. Don’t you just love dictionaries. So now I’m confused. What is the definition? And what of everyone else? Is objectivity a good thing?