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Re: maize in ancient india: strong transpacific links are indicated
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (Yuri Kuchinsky) writes:
>Peter van Rossum (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
>: Yuri, notice I specify what it would take for me to change my mind,
>: what would it take for you to change yours?
>What it would take? If they found another plant in India that looks like
>maize, talks like maize, and squaks like maize. And if they make a solid
>identification that this plant -- and not maize -- is portrayed in these
>carvings. That will change my mind for sure...
I'm afraid I long ago despaired of finding any plants which talk or squak :)
But what if it could be argued that the ancient Indians had a sacred, but
mythical, plant which looked like the depictions on the temples? Would
that satisify your criteria?
Peter van Rossum