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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 183 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 13:28
Re: AOM: Inertia 136 Doug 25-Apr-03 16:56
Ignorance is Bliss 104 AOM-Presenter 25-Apr-03 17:54
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 101 Doug 25-Apr-03 19:52
Re: Ignorance is Bliss 150 hera 25-Apr-03 20:10
Off-hand Comment 159 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 16:44
Re: Off-hand Comment 116 hera 29-Apr-03 17:35
Apologies 136 AOM-Presenter 29-Apr-03 19:26
Re: AOM: Inertia 93 M J Harper 25-Apr-03 18:38
Re: AOM: Inertia 156 nonconformist 26-Apr-03 20:05
Re: AOM: Inertia 80 M J Harper 29-Apr-03 17:42
Re: AOM: Inertia 115 DPCrisp 29-Apr-03 18:14
Re: AOM: Inertia 189 Dr. Sunil 29-Apr-03 18:29
Re: AOM: Inertia 111 jameske 29-Apr-03 18:51
Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 865 Astikapati 29-Apr-03 21:44
Re: Indus Valley Seals Deciphered 220 Dr. Sunil 30-Apr-03 13:52
Re: AOM: Inertia 137 nonconformist 30-Apr-03 04:09
Re: AOM: Inertia 166 BrianAmbrose 30-Apr-03 10:46
Re: AOM: Inertia 102 Doug 30-Apr-03 13:15
Re: AOM: Inertia 187 M J Harper 30-Apr-03 15:40
Re: AOM: Inertia 88 Doug 30-Apr-03 17:22
Re: Stupidity vs Ignorance 115 Doug 25-Apr-03 21:20


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