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Re: You Want Evidence of Contact? Here It Is.....
Howard Olson (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
: The "Diffusionist" label is used by authoritarian dogmatists in the
: Archeology establishment to suppress inquiry into the truth. Frankly,
: diffusion is NOT the only possibility to explain common artifacts etc,
: and this disarms the charges of racism implicit in attacks on
Well, the charges of "racism", or of Eurocentrism -- whatever -- are
probably quite relevant to some of the current wave of Isolationists who
are posting furiously their half-baked apologies for the prevailing dogma
in these threads.
Indeed, according to them it is completely and utterly _absurd_ that the
native Americans could have contributed maize to the world _before_ the
"mighty" Europeans came around and did it for them!
Check out the arrogant sarcasm of Peter v. R. if you want to see some
Eurocentrism in action...
: Obviously , a previous culture that was obliterated could explain odd
: distributions of artifacts and crops. In fact the whole diffusion
: issue may be just a smokescreen to cut off debate about very early
: advanced Global culture...
Well, vague outlines of something like this may be emerging now from the
obscurity of lost, suppressed, and deliberately misinterpreted history.
=O= Yuri Kuchinsky in Toronto =O=
--- a webpage like any other... http://www.io.org/~yuku ---
We should always be disposed to believe that that which
appears white is really black, if the hierarchy of the
Church so decides === St. Ignatius of Loyola