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Re: Yuri's Credibility Problem
- Subject: Re: Yuri's Credibility Problem
- From: email@example.com (Domingo Martinez-Castilla)
- Date: Tue, 10 Dec 96 22:54:10 GMT
- Newsgroups: sci.archaeology.mesoamerican
- Organization: U of Missouri
- References: <firstname.lastname@example.org> <19961209194000.OAA20484@ladder01.news.aol.com> <01bbe5f6$f7e02cc0$b8c4b7c7@tekdiver> <pmv100.107.32AD642D@psu.edu>
This is the first and last posting of mine on the topic of Mr Kuchisnky
"problem" (I reserve the right to intervene in arch topics themselves).
As far as I know, there are some poeple hanging around the sci.anthro
and sci.arch groups claiming many things. Like Mr Kuchinsky, they are
"independent researchers" and, like him, they despise the academic way
of advancing knowledge (I am avoiding "academic establishment" because
this wider term may include different things to different people).
However, different from him, they do seem to do some fieldwork, albeit
producing widely doubted evidence of, say, 250 million year old coal
Another similarity is that they are capable of causing the frequent
sprouting of controversial and personal-issues threads with their names
in the subject line (quite a feat! cf. sci.agriculture and, now,
sci.arch.mesoamerican), and actively intervening in them to clear all
the slander and mudslinging they are subjet to by their "enemies" (whose
purpose and motivation are rarely, if ever, explicited).
To the credit of Mr Kuchinsky, however, is the fact that he has recently
openly criticized other "independent researcher" in sci.anth.paleo. (I
do not know anymore what the other "independent researcher" postings
say, because he has made my killfile). This tells us that he can also
More to the polymath's credit of Mr Kuchinsky, he writes intensively in
Usenet (and probably other media as well), and especially in this
mesoamerican group. I have visited his home page and it is not,
I assure, you, like "any other" as he purports in his signature. There
is plenty of poetry and quotes of his own postings in Usenet, but I have
not seen anything related to his independent research. No reasons are
give for this omission, and I do not want to speculate. Following the
advise he gives in his home page, I went to Dejanews and made a search.
DejaNews just reported me that the name Yuri Kuchinsky is responsible
for the following "slightly skewed" number of postings during this year
(you can figure the number of postings per day, hour, etc Note the
absence of poetry and literature newsgroups. I do not know what that
means but, as my analyst -a Ferudian of the old school- used to say: it
sure means something).
I hope this is useful to further the cause of meso- (and South,
please) american studies in the Internet.
Non academically yours truly,