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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 2451 gadavid 10-Apr-18 22:17
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 492 Edmond 14-Apr-18 09:47
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 450 gadavid 15-Apr-18 20:23
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 483 Edmond 16-Apr-18 12:53
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 445 gadavid 17-Apr-18 19:26
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 431 gadavid 17-Apr-18 23:34
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 442 Edmond 18-Apr-18 10:00
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 432 gadavid 18-Apr-18 22:18
Being hard wired 425 drrayeye 19-Apr-18 06:24
Re: Being hard wired 436 Edmond 19-Apr-18 08:54
Re: Being hard wired 407 Aine 19-Apr-18 12:34
The scientific literature 438 drrayeye 19-Apr-18 13:26
Re: Being hard wired 450 gadavid 19-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Being hard wired 420 gadavid 19-Apr-18 23:18
Re: Being hard wired 442 Edmond 20-Apr-18 07:32
If you want tobe taken seriously by scientists 431 drrayeye 20-Apr-18 15:22
Re: Being hard wired 415 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:58
Re: Being hard wired 416 gadavid 21-Apr-18 05:08
Re: Being hard wired 412 Edmond 21-Apr-18 14:53
Re: Being hard wired 404 Eddie Larry 21-Apr-18 17:27
Re: Being hard wired 395 gadavid 22-Apr-18 21:52
Re: Being hard wired 443 gadavid 22-Apr-18 22:01
Re: Being hard wired 407 Edmond 23-Apr-18 09:29
Re: Being hard wired 438 gadavid 23-Apr-18 22:21
Re: Being hard wired 394 Edmond 24-Apr-18 10:30
Re: Being hard wired 447 gadavid 24-Apr-18 23:23
Re: Being hard wired 484 Edmond 25-Apr-18 09:21
Re: Being a hard wired pain 414 MDaines 25-Apr-18 10:57
Re: Being hard wired 657 gadavid 25-Apr-18 19:38
Re: Being hard wired 433 Eddie Larry 19-Apr-18 18:31
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 479 Poster Boy 14-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 436 gadavid 16-Apr-18 00:15
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 460 drrayeye 17-Apr-18 21:56
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 418 gadavid 17-Apr-18 23:19
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 442 drrayeye 18-Apr-18 08:09
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 424 gadavid 18-Apr-18 22:30
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 422 drrayeye 19-Apr-18 05:26
To disprove a theory, all that is needed is a single true counter factual 400 Race Jackson 24-Apr-18 00:06
Re: To disprove a theory, all that is needed is a single true counter factual 410 Edmond 24-Apr-18 10:39


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