Re: But can we be sure that the peer...
Sat Dec 10, 2022 1:15

One of the first things which I have learned in my history graduate program:

How little which I really knew about scholastic research.

Also how some historians & history buff’s belief systems and perspectives are so hardwired into their cognition, they are very resistant to re-examine and change the above.

My first hand experience of having to let go of deeply embedded beliefs was my long held perspective the McLaury’s were bad outlaws and cow-boys.

After vacating my perspective I was then able to move forward with an openness to re-examine my McLaury research.

In summary: after having some of my research findings subjected to peer review.

It is now my perspective the McLaury’s were not really the bad outlaws
and rustlers which I once (wanted) to believe.

Using the peer review process feedback, I now perspect that the McLaury’s were more of business entrepreneur middlemen:

The McLaury brothers engaged in what I personally refer to as ‘the cattle and mule version of money laundering’

It is interesting that the McLaury’s friend was the both the county sheriff and also the county tax collector.

The McLaury’s were engaged in handling large amounts of money transactions and were possibly paying the county sheriff and tax collector his proceeds to not interfere in their business. BTW: this paragraph is only my educated speculation since I have only located circumstantial evidence as opposed to confirmation evidence.

I never got around to discussing the above with Paul Johnson but I hope to do so in the future.

  • But can we be sure that the peer...Joyce A. Aros, Wed Dec 07 2022 13:01
    ...review in itself is faultless? There are many history books out there that contain errors and some are subject to influence from myths that have developed, mine own included. Re-examination is always... more
    • Re: But can we be sure that the peer... — B.J., Sat Dec 10 2022 1:15
      • The McLaurysSharon Cunningham, Thu Dec 15 2022 8:05
        Discuss with Pam Potter, too, B.J. She, Paul J and the McLaury boys are all cousins!!
      • BJ/ I think we finally agree...Joyce A. Aros, Sat Dec 10 2022 8:35
        ...to some degree on something. But I don't see the McLaurys doing much high finance wheelin' and dealin.'
      • Hey Olds…B.J., Sat Dec 10 2022 1:30
        please remember to empty your vocabulary foley bag prior to posting a philosophical response my friend 😆
    • Peer ReviewB.J., Thu Dec 08 2022 1:21