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Re: maize in ancient India: transpacific links (cont.)

Yuri Kuchinsky wrote:
> August Matthusen (matthuse@ix.netcom.com) wrote:
> : Yuri Kuchinsky wrote:
> : > Peter van Rossum (pmv100@psu.edu) wrote:
> : > : If so, why have no such
> : > : remains ever been reported from Old World contexts?
> : > Argumentum ex silentio. A common fallacy.
> : Plaese explain exactly how this statement is applicable.
> : You made this claim yesterday based on a web page you refused
> : to stand behind.  Explain it in your own words (use big ones
> : if you want, I'll look them up).  I'd really like to know
> : what *you* mean by this.
> Hey, August, you want me to explain why something did NOT happen? 

No.  What gave you that idea?  I ask you to explain how your 
statement is applicable.  This has nothing to do with explaining 
why something did not happen.

> This is
> very similar to demonstrating or proving the negative. More illogicality
> from my "friends"...

No, it's very similar to asking you to explain what you mean or how
words of quoted supposed "logic" (which you refused to defend) apply.

August Matthusen