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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 202 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 13:28
Re: AOM: Inertia 147 Doug 25-Apr-03 16:56
Ignorance is Bliss 111 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 17:54
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 113 Doug 25-Apr-03 19:52
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 158 hera 25-Apr-03 20:10
Off-hand Comment 170 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 16:44
Re: Off-hand Comment 126 hera 29-Apr-03 17:35
Apologies 146 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 19:26
Re: AOM: Inertia 104 M J Harper 25-Apr-03 18:38
Re: AOM: Inertia 171 nonconformist 26-Apr-03 20:05
Re: AOM: Inertia 88 M J Harper 29-Apr-03 17:42
Re: AOM: Inertia 126 DPCrisp 29-Apr-03 18:14
Re: AOM: Inertia 200 Dr. Sunil 29-Apr-03 18:29
Re: AOM: Inertia 124 jameske 29-Apr-03 18:51
Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 947 Astikapati 29-Apr-03 21:44
Re: Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 250 Dr. Sunil 30-Apr-03 13:52
Re: AOM: Inertia 157 nonconformist 30-Apr-03 04:09
Re: AOM: Inertia 178 BrianAmbrose 30-Apr-03 10:46
Re: AOM: Inertia 112 Doug 30-Apr-03 13:15
Re: AOM: Inertia 211 M J Harper 30-Apr-03 15:40
Re: AOM: Inertia 96 Doug 30-Apr-03 17:22
Re: Stupidity vs Ignorance 127 Doug 25-Apr-03 21:20


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