Re: Radical theory of first Americans places Stone Age Europeans in Delmarva 20,000 years ago
- Yes, William, finding an artifact that is of an undeniable nature is not something the Columbus First crowd wants to do themselves. The irony (pun fully intended) is that a dozen or so artifacts or other types of evidence (DNA, skeletal, linguistic, scripts, technologies, burial practices, collateral species, etc.) all coincide fairly well for at least a half dozen waves of migration. And, as Martin pointed out, the waves washed both ways.Perhaps one day the public outcry will be too loud for the naysayers to override it.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, William Conner <conner6343@...> wrote:
> Archaeology as it is done by American professionals is a joke.Â While in some
> fields of study the professionals work at the highest level of inquiry, our pros
> are stuck in the muck of the old "none before Columbus" bull....Â No one knows
> this better than I do, because I became the beneficiary of their fear of
> crossing the "none before" line.Â And I was invited and encouraged by some of
> them to lead the investigation of Ohio's prehistoric iron furnaces.Â SoÂ I
> can't be too upset about their behavior.Â However, I do wish someone would cross
> this line and work with me at the site where I found the world's only cast iron
> hand axe.Â This site is a low first terrace above the North Fork of Paint Creek
> just outsideÂ of Chillicothe, Ohio, and could be swept away by a flood.Â
> William ConnerÂ
> Author of "Iron Age America: Before Columbus"Â
> From: bigalemc2 puppet@...
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> Sent: Mon, March 19, 2012 3:19:54 PM
> Subject: [ancient_waterways_society] Re: Radical theory of first Americans
> places Stone Age Europeans in Delmarva 20,000 years ago
> It always amazes me how rarely we all view new developments and new discoveries
> in terms of the continuum of our collective understanding.Â These Delmarva
> findings are not the final word, just as the previous state of affairs was not.Â
> At all times 'modern' man for some idiotic seems to think, "Now we know it all,"
> while in reality we are only just a bit further along the continuum.Â We can
> pick up our marker and move it another millimeter along the way, the way which
> stretches so far out into the future.Â Our knowledge of the past is a work in
> progress.Â We didn't know all the day before these discoveries were made, we
> don't know it all now, and we won't know it all twenty years from now.
> At the same time, it is thoroughly enjoyable to see, when evidence supporting
> our own piecing together of the past - especially when it shows the
> establishment mumbo jumbo pap-for-the-masses crap for the b.s. that it is.
> The arkies will be dragged, kicking and screaming, one freaking piece of
> evidence at a time, into our perspective.Â We do not think we know it all.Â We
> only accept more evidence than the arkies do, and that has given us a bigger -
> and more complete - picture of the past, even if it is not the whole picture.Â
> It is good when "I told you so" moments come along, mostly because it affirms
> our superior intelligence (I do mean that literally!).Â Superior intelligence
> means better discernment and better assembling of the facts at hand, so we
> should not run around with false modesty - particularly when an event makes the
> less intelligent arkies have to further update their gestalt.
> It is very significant that new discoveries move the gestalt closer to our POV,
> while year after year their POV is shown to be more and more inadequate - even
> as they adapt their POV and pretend that they knew it all along.Â Even their new
> POVs are inadequate!Â At every stage of the game, their POV has to keep changi!
> ng, while ours stands in one spot while the evidence moves ever nearer.
> Superior intelligence does mean better discernment and better assembling, and we
> should all be proud and happy that we were able to see the bigger picture long
> ago.Â Yes, watching their slow agonizing progress and their so-often wrong turns
> is a pain - because if we were in their collective shoes we would all have moved
> the understanding forward so much faster.
> So, pat yourselves on the back every time one of these moments comes along that
> moves the overall understanding another inch toward our POV.
> Steve Garcia