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This talk about the 'Modern Academy' is another red herring. The Age of Reason was based upon reason, remember? That's not new.

What is important and is missing in most of these discussions is evidence. Mick himself says his book is one of assertions, and it clearly is not evidence based.

That's true of much of this discussion -- for instance, Ishmael can write about the Anglo-Saxon invasion that "We have nothing to indicate that the Saxon invasion was any different from the Roman, Danish or Norman conquests (as three specifically British examples) which effected no such change in the spoken language."

All these invasions were different in important ways -- as was the context of these invasions. The actual evidence is abundant and makes that differences abundantly clear.

By the way, a fundamental assumption of European archaeology was that the monuments of prehistoric Western Europe were built by assistance from the East. Then Colin Renfrew wrote Before Civilization, and that fundamental assumption was not just questioned but overturned -- in an academic book. I'm sure that that example is not unique.

Doug

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AOM: Inertia 164 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 13:28
Re: AOM: Inertia 128 Doug 25-Apr-03 16:56
Ignorance is Bliss 99 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 17:54
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 91 Doug 25-Apr-03 19:52
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 132 hera 25-Apr-03 20:10
Off-hand Comment 143 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 16:44
Re: Off-hand Comment 109 hera 29-Apr-03 17:35
Apologies 124 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 19:26
Re: AOM: Inertia 82 M J Harper 25-Apr-03 18:38
Re: AOM: Inertia 146 nonconformist 26-Apr-03 20:05
Re: AOM: Inertia 72 M J Harper 29-Apr-03 17:42
Re: AOM: Inertia 105 DPCrisp 29-Apr-03 18:14
Re: AOM: Inertia 165 Dr. Sunil 29-Apr-03 18:29
Re: AOM: Inertia 99 jameske 29-Apr-03 18:51
Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 718 Astikapati 29-Apr-03 21:44
Re: Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 199 Dr. Sunil 30-Apr-03 13:52
Re: AOM: Inertia 120 nonconformist 30-Apr-03 04:09
Re: AOM: Inertia 153 BrianAmbrose 30-Apr-03 10:46
Re: AOM: Inertia 99 Doug 30-Apr-03 13:15
Re: AOM: Inertia 162 M J Harper 30-Apr-03 15:40
Re: AOM: Inertia 78 Doug 30-Apr-03 17:22
Re: Stupidity vs Ignorance 106 Doug 25-Apr-03 21:20


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