Subject: Re: Wisc. PreColumbian Horse--Fraud? From: email@example.com (Yuri Kuchinsky) Date: 1997/09/28 Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Newsgroups: sci.archaeology Fcattus (email@example.com) wrote: : etc. Yuri, does it not strike you as odd that everyone who disagrees with : you is being "cute" or "pathetic" or "lying" or "ignorant" and so forth? I : sure wish everyone *I* ever disagreed with were so totally beneath contempt : that I didn't have to think a moment about their pathetic little viewpoints . Well, John, perhaps you're right. I do often tend to get somewhat emotional about these issues, unlike many others who couldn't care less, hence such language. But my emotionalism comes primarily from a belief on my part that significant areas of ancient American history are being ignored by the mainstream academe, misunderstood, and distorted, often intentionally it seems. There's too much politics in this field, and not enough objectivity. There's too much fear. As an example I can give the matter of the oldest American pottery. Where is it? To me it is a very interesting question that also happens to be hotly diputed. Not so long ago, I researched this question and wrote what I thought were a number of balanced articles about this. There was not a single reply in this newsgroup. My articles just vanished into the ether. Why was it so? Nobody cares? Or, which I think is more likely, is everyone afraid to deal with this because of the academic politics involved? You tell me. Regards, Yuri. Yuri Kuchinsky in Toronto -=O=- http://www.io.org/~yuku It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put out on the troubled seas of thought -=O=- John K. Galbraith _________________________________________________________________Click here to go one level up in the directory.