Thor Heyerdahl, great adventurer and explorer would have been 100 today.
He created a great impression on a very young lad with his book “Kon Tiki” about an expedition aboard a balsa wood raft. I recall building my own wooden Kon Tikis and sailing them on St. Valentine’s Park pond.
Academics did not think much of Thor’s pronouncements, and likewise Thor didn’t think too much of Academics – something we both have in common.
Unfortunately recent DNA studies have shown that some of his migration theories are incorrect – but he showed us that practically such migrations were possible, even if they did not actually occur.
Great for thinking outside the box, great adventurer, great explorer, and a man who sought his own path without resorting to the support of others – a sorely missed, unique personality.