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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 3232 gadavid 10-Apr-18 22:17
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Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 700 Edmond 16-Apr-18 12:53
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 649 gadavid 17-Apr-18 19:26
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 643 gadavid 17-Apr-18 23:34
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 665 Edmond 18-Apr-18 10:00
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 635 gadavid 18-Apr-18 22:18
Being hard wired 638 drrayeye 19-Apr-18 06:24
Re: Being hard wired 638 Edmond 19-Apr-18 08:54
Re: Being hard wired 616 Aine 19-Apr-18 12:34
The scientific literature 662 drrayeye 19-Apr-18 13:26
Re: Being hard wired 664 gadavid 19-Apr-18 22:54
Re: Being hard wired 620 gadavid 19-Apr-18 23:18
Re: Being hard wired 659 Edmond 20-Apr-18 07:32
If you want tobe taken seriously by scientists 643 drrayeye 20-Apr-18 15:22
Re: Being hard wired 617 Eddie Larry 20-Apr-18 16:58
Re: Being hard wired 622 gadavid 21-Apr-18 05:08
Re: Being hard wired 624 Edmond 21-Apr-18 14:53
Re: Being hard wired 616 Eddie Larry 21-Apr-18 17:27
Re: Being hard wired 609 gadavid 22-Apr-18 21:52
Re: Being hard wired 655 gadavid 22-Apr-18 22:01
Re: Being hard wired 623 Edmond 23-Apr-18 09:29
Re: Being hard wired 649 gadavid 23-Apr-18 22:21
Re: Being hard wired 614 Edmond 24-Apr-18 10:30
Re: Being hard wired 672 gadavid 24-Apr-18 23:23
Re: Being hard wired 706 Edmond 25-Apr-18 09:21
Re: Being a hard wired pain 615 MDaines 25-Apr-18 10:57
Re: Being hard wired 1007 gadavid 25-Apr-18 19:38
Re: Being hard wired 631 Eddie Larry 19-Apr-18 18:31
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 697 PB Bytes 14-Apr-18 16:56
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 638 gadavid 16-Apr-18 00:15
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 663 drrayeye 17-Apr-18 21:56
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 622 gadavid 17-Apr-18 23:19
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 662 drrayeye 18-Apr-18 08:09
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 627 gadavid 18-Apr-18 22:30
Re: Cultural Diffusionism vs. Cultural Isolationism 624 drrayeye 19-Apr-18 05:26
To disprove a theory, all that is needed is a single true counter factual 603 Race Jackson 24-Apr-18 00:06
Re: To disprove a theory, all that is needed is a single true counter factual 611 Edmond 24-Apr-18 10:39


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