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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 133 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 13:28
Re: AOM: Inertia 102 Doug 25-Apr-03 16:56
Ignorance is Bliss 72 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 17:54
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 76 Doug 25-Apr-03 19:52
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 103 hera 25-Apr-03 20:10
Off-hand Comment 119 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 16:44
Re: Off-hand Comment 99 hera 29-Apr-03 17:35
Apologies 112 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 19:26
Re: AOM: Inertia 72 M J Harper 25-Apr-03 18:38
Re: AOM: Inertia 123 nonconformist 26-Apr-03 20:05
Re: AOM: Inertia 59 M J Harper 29-Apr-03 17:42
Re: AOM: Inertia 87 DPCrisp 29-Apr-03 18:14
Re: AOM: Inertia 117 Dr. Sunil 29-Apr-03 18:29
Re: AOM: Inertia 90 jameske 29-Apr-03 18:51
Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 571 Astikapati 29-Apr-03 21:44
Re: Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 160 Dr. Sunil 30-Apr-03 13:52
Re: AOM: Inertia 87 nonconformist 30-Apr-03 04:09
Re: AOM: Inertia 110 BrianAmbrose 30-Apr-03 10:46
Re: AOM: Inertia 83 Doug 30-Apr-03 13:15
Re: AOM: Inertia 114 M J Harper 30-Apr-03 15:40
Re: AOM: Inertia 65 Doug 30-Apr-03 17:22
Re: Stupidity vs Ignorance 96 Doug 25-Apr-03 21:20


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