BW_028 'Q and the Tooth Fairy'

Why the Q Hypothesis Could Never Have Been Right

Vanity of vanities saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. (Ecclesiastes 1:2 KJV)

I think it may be stated without exaggeration that Q is the most successful fallacy in the history of scholarship. It owes its success to the fact that it has acquired a name - the letter, 'Q' - which can be, and has been, reinterpreted every time the current theory encounters a problem. So 'Q' has a wide variety of meanings, any one of which can be called upon when required.1