My bad for being unclear. We’re strictly talking about the perception of it being a fact. I did not intend to include any factual claim into my paraphrasing.
I added an “alleged” in there. I think it’s a pretty safe bet that Aubrey considers it a fact.
No worries—I can easily read a stronger claim that intended. Thanks for clarifying.
Perhaps he does. Didn’t he make the prediction a year or so back that someone living today will live to 1000?