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谣言五十三:哈佛图书馆墙上贴着校训如此这般

作者:山石 (本站主人)

真相简评:胡说八道。哈佛自己都受不了公知的瞎吃,自己辟谣了。哈佛官方网站有一问题问答明确说在哈佛73座图书馆找不到任何痕迹。该问答也提到此说法在中国尤为流行,大概是某自卑人士编来骗你的,你上当了。上当一次不是你的错,要是一再上公知的当就是你的不对了。问答内容如下:

问:I’ve heard there is a list of proverbs/mottos/aphorisms/reprimands on the wall of a Harvard Library. Where can I see them?


答:This seems to be a rumor that is prevalent on the Internet, particularly in China.  We have found no trace of any mottos on a Harvard library wall, and Professor Robert Darnton states unequivocally, “As the university librarian, I can attest that no such writings exist on any of the walls at Harvard’s 73 libraries.”  (The Wall Street Journal, “A generation of Chinese students draws inspiration from a hoax about Harvard. “ Nov 15th,2012)

There is also a thorough refutation at http://www3.sympatico.ca/dstephen1/harvardnonsense.htm.