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Re: Yuri's Credibility Problem

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 
criticize non-academicians.

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).

             185 sci.archaeology.mesoamerican 
              141 talk.environment 
              66 talk.politics.misc 
              59 tor.general 
              58 alt.politics.libertarian 
              57 sci.archaeology 
              57 soc.religion.christian.bible-study 
              52 alt.religion.christian 
              41 alt.mythology 
              36 alt.conspiracy 
              33 alt.agriculture.misc 
              32 alt.christnet 
              24 alt.archaeology 
              23 alt.abortion.inequity 
              20 alt.politics.greens 
              17 a.bsu.religion 
              17 talk.politics.libertarian 
              12 talk.religion.misc 
              10 alt.atheism.satire 
              10 alt.religion.gnostic 
              9 soc.religion.gnosis 
              9 torfree.religion.discussion 
              8 alt.feminism 
              8 alt.politics.socialism.trotsky 
              8 ont.general 
              7 alt.recovery.catholicism 
              7 sci.anthropology 
              5 alt.politics.radical-left 
              5 alt.satanism 
              5 sci.bio.botany 
              5 soc.history.medieva     
              5 torfree.general 
              4 alt.fan.rush-limbaugh 
              4 alt.pagan 
              4 tor.eats 
              3 alt.discrimination 
              3 io.general 
              3 soc.culture.china 
              2 alt.bible.prophecy 
              2 alt.philosophy.debate 
              2 alt.politics.equality 
              2 alt.vampyres 
              2 can.infohighway 
              2 sci.anthropology.paleo 
              2 tor.events 
              2 torfree.policy 
              1 alt.activism.d 
              1 alt.messianic 
              1 alt.politics.correct 
              1 alt.politics.perot 
              1 alt.religion.mormon 
              1 alt.religion.sexuality 
              1 earth.general 
              1 io.gripes 
              1 ncf.general 
              1 news.admin.net-abuse.misc 
              1 sci.environment 
              1 talk.politics.china 
              1 tor.housing 
              1 torfree.help 

I hope this is useful to further the cause of meso- (and South, 
please) american studies in the Internet.

Non academically yours truly,


Domingo Martinez-Castilla