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Gary,

I'm an academic, have a Ph. D., been published, designed and carried out research studies w/statistical analyses, am currently working on projects--sometimes with doctoral students on their dissertations--and I don't see much that is academic or scientific in the group you call "cultural isolationism." More scientism than anything else.

Jason Colavito was a graduate of Ithaca College--a respectable undergraduate school down the hill from Cornell University. But only Cornell has the graduate library with extensive holdings that Jason could have used to become an academic himself. I doubt that he ever made it up the hill.

The people you describe as "academic" are people I would refer to as professional debunkers using the debunkatron approach:

[debunkatron.com]

They call it science, but I wouldn't agree.

I'm more comfortable with the diffusionists and appreciate their efforts to understand--even when there is no data to support their speculation. After all, the first stage in science is always "guessing":

[www.youtube.com]

These days, we call it blue sky thinking.

For the most part, it appears that those you call diffusionists are at least partly blue sky thinkers, and the isolationists are professional debunkers.

Those of us who are truly academic--academic researchers using sound experimental designs and statistical hypothesis testing procedures--are somewhere beyond blue sky thinking, but much more tolerant of grounded research than the professional debunkers.

Ray

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Re: Being hard wired 601 Edmond 20-Apr-18 07:32
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Re: Being hard wired 562 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:58
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Re: Being hard wired 562 Edmond 21-Apr-18 14:53
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Re: Being hard wired 574 Eddie Larry 19-Apr-18 18:31
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 641 PB Bytes 14-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 581 gadavid 16-Apr-18 00:15
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 606 drrayeye 17-Apr-18 21:56
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 564 gadavid 17-Apr-18 23:19
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 600 drrayeye 18-Apr-18 08:09
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 570 gadavid 18-Apr-18 22:30
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 568 drrayeye 19-Apr-18 05:26
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