Some thoughts you might consider...
Where was your above possibility all those centuries prior to 1948?
Said centuries being within this...sign-less...Mystery Age.
To look to signs for that kind of a thing during this...sign-less...Mystery Age..is inconsistent with this...sign-less...Mystery Age.
There is ever the need to be willing to examine just where one is actually looking at a thing from...in contrast to where one only thinks - or worse - only asserts - one is looking at a thing from.
lol, maybe so I suppose it was only the topic of friction long before either of us were born https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Wills_Newton now though it seems all hashed out.