The new MS is all kinds of interesting, but there is a problem: since the hand is the same, and the MS is securely dated, my identification of last summer is wrong.
Just plain wrong. Impossible. Factually incorrect. As I said then, there’s no way to hand-wave my way out of this.
At least I haven’t made the claim in print. But still: a lot of research and clever connections that I thought had me well on the way to a cool publication, all that is right down the drain.
Calvinball. Humph. I think I just scored against my own side.