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Edmond,

"...you link haplotypes to assumed cultural differences by rhetoric."

Rhetoric is not involved. Archaeo-genetics maps migrational patterns through time of diverse human groups.

"The paradigm of isolationism is as conscious, ‘evolutionary’, and diffusionist as your migration pradigm."

Although not absolute terms, for the sake of argument isolationism and diffusionism are mutually exclusive. Mainstream archaeology for the most part seems to favor the former.

"I have developed the work of Levi Strauss to isolate about 100 features of the core content of culture, and a model to demonstrate that about 60% of these features are always present, always in the same five layers of structure, in all artworks and building sites."

Structuralism is a methodology that was deconstructed by a bunch of French philosophers many years ago.

"And ironically, you bash modern migrations as if that did not change ancient American cultures."
I do no such thing. If you asked a Lakota on the Pine Ridge Reservation how migrations of the 18th and 19th centuries have effected him or her, that Indian would just sweep his/her hand across the devastation and poverty of the poorest county in America and say... nothing.

"I agree with you that there were several seaborne migrations to the Americas, but the culturally significant ones were relatively recent, thus few mutations to track."

I would point you to the scholarly work on diffusionism in such journals as [www.earlysitesresearchsociety.org] edited by professor emeritus Stephen C. Jett, UC Davis. I helped to edit and format a couple of these issues. Gunnar Thompson's book American Discovery is replete with cross-cultural borrowings. The books of Barry Fell are routinely trashed by tentured professors.

I used quotation marks around "Celtic crosses" to imply that they probably were NOT Celtic but were much older and possibly ancient Egyptian. The Native American "medicine wheel" is the exact copy of the petroglyphs found at Driekops Eiland.

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Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 2678 gadavid 10-Apr-18 22:17
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 558 Edmond 14-Apr-18 09:47
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 505 gadavid 15-Apr-18 20:23
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 544 Edmond 16-Apr-18 12:53
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 502 gadavid 17-Apr-18 19:26
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 488 gadavid 17-Apr-18 23:34
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 500 Edmond 18-Apr-18 10:00
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 486 gadavid 18-Apr-18 22:18
Being hard wired 485 drrayeye 19-Apr-18 06:24
Re: Being hard wired 489 Edmond 19-Apr-18 08:54
Re: Being hard wired 462 Aine 19-Apr-18 12:34
The scientific literature 502 drrayeye 19-Apr-18 13:26
Re: Being hard wired 512 gadavid 19-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Being hard wired 479 gadavid 19-Apr-18 23:18
Re: Being hard wired 500 Edmond 20-Apr-18 07:32
If you want tobe taken seriously by scientists 491 drrayeye 20-Apr-18 15:22
Re: Being hard wired 471 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:58
Re: Being hard wired 474 gadavid 21-Apr-18 05:08
Re: Being hard wired 475 Edmond 21-Apr-18 14:53
Re: Being hard wired 460 Eddie Larry 21-Apr-18 17:27
Re: Being hard wired 456 gadavid 22-Apr-18 21:52
Re: Being hard wired 503 gadavid 22-Apr-18 22:01
Re: Being hard wired 472 Edmond 23-Apr-18 09:29
Re: Being hard wired 496 gadavid 23-Apr-18 22:21
Re: Being hard wired 453 Edmond 24-Apr-18 10:30
Re: Being hard wired 508 gadavid 24-Apr-18 23:23
Re: Being hard wired 546 Edmond 25-Apr-18 09:21
Re: Being a hard wired pain 475 MDaines 25-Apr-18 10:57
Re: Being hard wired 755 gadavid 25-Apr-18 19:38
Re: Being hard wired 486 Eddie Larry 19-Apr-18 18:31
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 536 PB Bytes 14-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 491 gadavid 16-Apr-18 00:15
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 517 drrayeye 17-Apr-18 21:56
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 474 gadavid 17-Apr-18 23:19
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 501 drrayeye 18-Apr-18 08:09
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 482 gadavid 18-Apr-18 22:30
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 478 drrayeye 19-Apr-18 05:26
To disprove a theory, all that is needed is a single true counter factual 461 Race Jackson 24-Apr-18 00:06
Re: To disprove a theory, all that is needed is a single true counter factual 465 Edmond 24-Apr-18 10:39


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