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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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Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 2453 gadavid 10-Apr-18 22:17
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Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 484 Edmond 16-Apr-18 12:53
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 447 gadavid 17-Apr-18 19:26
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 432 gadavid 17-Apr-18 23:34
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 443 Edmond 18-Apr-18 10:00
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 433 gadavid 18-Apr-18 22:18
Being hard wired 426 drrayeye 19-Apr-18 06:24
Re: Being hard wired 437 Edmond 19-Apr-18 08:54
Re: Being hard wired 409 Aine 19-Apr-18 12:34
The scientific literature 439 drrayeye 19-Apr-18 13:26
Re: Being hard wired 452 gadavid 19-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Being hard wired 421 gadavid 19-Apr-18 23:18
Re: Being hard wired 443 Edmond 20-Apr-18 07:32
If you want tobe taken seriously by scientists 432 drrayeye 20-Apr-18 15:22
Re: Being hard wired 416 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:58
Re: Being hard wired 417 gadavid 21-Apr-18 05:08
Re: Being hard wired 413 Edmond 21-Apr-18 14:53
Re: Being hard wired 405 Eddie Larry 21-Apr-18 17:27
Re: Being hard wired 396 gadavid 22-Apr-18 21:52
Re: Being hard wired 444 gadavid 22-Apr-18 22:01
Re: Being hard wired 408 Edmond 23-Apr-18 09:29
Re: Being hard wired 439 gadavid 23-Apr-18 22:21
Re: Being hard wired 395 Edmond 24-Apr-18 10:30
Re: Being hard wired 448 gadavid 24-Apr-18 23:23
Re: Being hard wired 485 Edmond 25-Apr-18 09:21
Re: Being a hard wired pain 415 MDaines 25-Apr-18 10:57
Re: Being hard wired 658 gadavid 25-Apr-18 19:38
Re: Being hard wired 434 Eddie Larry 19-Apr-18 18:31
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 480 Poster Boy 14-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 437 gadavid 16-Apr-18 00:15
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 461 drrayeye 17-Apr-18 21:56
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 419 gadavid 17-Apr-18 23:19
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 444 drrayeye 18-Apr-18 08:09
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 425 gadavid 18-Apr-18 22:30
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 423 drrayeye 19-Apr-18 05:26
To disprove a theory, all that is needed is a single true counter factual 401 Race Jackson 24-Apr-18 00:06
Re: To disprove a theory, all that is needed is a single true counter factual 411 Edmond 24-Apr-18 10:39


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