CHAPTER 7: Controversies and Misunderstandings
6 of 17 - "It
can be traced to all continents"...
p.43); this is true, but quite misleading, since the reader may well
assume that an even distribution over each continent is intended; the
present study only discovered one player in Australasia, precious few
in Africa (only vague references from Egypt), and none from South America;
7 of 17 - "...
and to most countries".
It is just
possible that fractionally more than 50% of the world's nations have had some
contact with the instrument, but again this is misleading, even if true, for
only a tiny part of the worlds land mass is inhabited by people who are familiar