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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 346 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 13:28
Re: AOM: Inertia 235 Doug 25-Apr-03 16:56
Ignorance is Bliss 171 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 17:54
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 189 Doug 25-Apr-03 19:52
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 216 hera 25-Apr-03 20:10
Off-hand Comment 236 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 16:44
Re: Off-hand Comment 215 hera 29-Apr-03 17:35
Apologies 217 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 19:26
Re: AOM: Inertia 194 M J Harper 25-Apr-03 18:38
Re: AOM: Inertia 234 nonconformist 26-Apr-03 20:05
Re: AOM: Inertia 149 M J Harper 29-Apr-03 17:42
Re: AOM: Inertia 189 DPCrisp 29-Apr-03 18:14
Re: AOM: Inertia 255 Dr. Sunil 29-Apr-03 18:29
Re: AOM: Inertia 199 jameske 29-Apr-03 18:51
Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 1283 Astikapati 29-Apr-03 21:44
Re: Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 349 Dr. Sunil 30-Apr-03 13:52
Re: AOM: Inertia 233 nonconformist 30-Apr-03 04:09
Re: AOM: Inertia 261 BrianAmbrose 30-Apr-03 10:46
Re: AOM: Inertia 202 Doug 30-Apr-03 13:15
Re: AOM: Inertia 300 M J Harper 30-Apr-03 15:40
Re: AOM: Inertia 171 Doug 30-Apr-03 17:22
Re: Stupidity vs Ignorance 197 Doug 25-Apr-03 21:20


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