Al cap i a la fi, si hi ha qui dubta que l'home arribés realment a la lluna aquell juliol del 69, com no hem de dubtar de la procedència de Colom si no hi ha cap documentació, cap prova que la deixi clara? A més, la història l'escriuen sempre els guanyadors que, en aquella època i posteriors, no eren precisament catalans.
Colombo? Colom? Colón?
These are some of the implications that stem from Professor Charles J. Merrill’s 40-year program of research to discover the origins of Columbus, the findings of which are summarized in this book. "There‘s no question that some of the proponents of the revisionist theories of Columbus’s origins have been moved by nationalism or other non-scholarly considerations," Merrill writes in the Introduction. "The best of the unofficial theories have been published in books and journals with minimal circulation, often in obscure languages, that take a good deal of effort to find and read. Having taken the trouble to find and read them, I propose briefly to rehearse those alternative theories ... then to give the standard, Italian version and explain ... the objections that have been made to it; and then to expound ... the thesis that I think is most likely to be the true one: namely, that Christopher Columbus was a Catalan, born in the principality of Catalonia, a member of a family hostile to the dynasty that ruled his country".