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Spontaneous Human Combustion in Galway. Refining Einstein in Geneva.

I don’t know what sort of doctor West Galway coroner Ciarán McLoughlin is.  For all  I know, he might be a witch-doctor or a saw doctor.  One way or another, though, judging by a statement he made in a case of human combustion, Dr McLoughlin is no scientist.  Summing up his findings in the tragic death of Michael Faherty whose body was found completely burnt while the rest of the room was relatively undamaged, he said

This fire was thoroughly investigated and I’m left with the conclusion that this fits into the category of spontaneous human combustion, for which there is no adequate explanation.

Well, that wraps it up then, doesn’t it?  It must have been a death ray from a flying saucer.