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Re: the method of hypothesis and investigation (JG)

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  • Jeffrey B. Gibson
    ... What? Don t you have any? Seriously, I m just lucky to know Dr. Griffiths well enough to run such things as Joe s post by him for his evaluation. But I
    Message 1 of 3 , May 2, 1999
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      Ian Hutchesson wrote:

      > [Joe's diatribe omitted]
      > >
      > >Joe and others,
      > >
      > >I sent the above to an orientalist at the University of Chicago (Paul
      > Griffiths)
      > >to see how well the claims made therein are accepted, and here is his reply:
      > >>
      > >> Sounds dubious to me. There are some birch-bark mss. from Kashmir, but
      > >> they're all a lot later than 115. And if this is a part of a Purana, it's
      > >> almost certainly later (though all this stuff is impossible to date). I've
      > >> never heard of 'Sutta' (this is the Pali equivalent of 'sutra', by the
      > >> way). I'd be suspicious of the whole thing.
      > >

      > Gosh Jeffrey,
      >
      > It's nice to have friends in high places!
      >

      What? Don't you have any? <g>

      Seriously, I'm just lucky to know Dr. Griffiths well enough to run such things as
      Joe's post by him for his evaluation. But I think we'd get the same response from
      almost any specialist in the scriptures and literature of the East, friend or not
      and in whatever place, don't you?

      Yours,

      Jeffrey
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      Jeffrey B. Gibson
      7423 N. Sheridan Road #2A
      Chicago, Illinois 60626
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