Within a few days, other scientists in India and around the world began to spot anomalous data points in the preprint paper. If the paper wasn't already vague, it was now also very suspicious. And it was still hard to tell
The duo clearly had to walk a fine line if they wanted their claim, and themselves, to retain legitimacy.
IFFF the claim ends up being confirmed, many people will also likely have many different takeaways from
Also in the early 1980s, Dov Levine in the US had discovered quasicrystals but without knowing that Shechtman had done the same thing