Re: "The hunt for Odin"
- --- In gothic-l@y..., "einarbirg" <einarbirg@y...> wrote:
> --- In gothic-l@y..., "faltin2001" <dirk@s...> wrote:The
> > --- In gothic-l@y..., george knysh <gknysh@y...> wrote:
> > > Thor Heyerdahl's book by that title was published in
> > > Norwegian in late 2001. An English language version is
> > > expected to be available in November 2002. Here is a
> > > link to an extremely unflattering review of this opus,
> > > which dismisses Heyerdahl and his colleague as
> > > incompetent pseudo-scientists dabbling in matters they
> > > know less than nothing about. The rejection is so
> > > strong, in fact, that it might perhaps generate some
> > > doubt as to the whether Heyerdahl's book is that
> > > bad...Those of us who do not understand Norwegian will
> > > have to wait for the English text. But I find the
> > > critics' misunderstanding of the mediaeval dialogue
> > > form as a useful method for serious scientific debate,
> > > and their obiter accusations against Omeljan Pritsak's
> > > work (Heyerdahl certainly didn't get any of his Odin
> > > views from the latter!!) just as troublesome as the
> > > Heyerdahl contentions (if these have in fact been
> > > reported correctly).
> > >
> > > http://www.hf.uib.no/i/Nordisk/MaalogMinne/artikler/heyerdahl-
> > >
> > Hi George,
> > thanks for the link to the review of Heryerdahl's latest book.
> > review is indeed devastating. The authors of the review are well-comments
> > established scholars, including Prof. Christian Keller of Oslo
> > University. Thus, there should be little reason to doubt their
> > competency, especially since their review is in line with
> > from other archaeologists and historians. The overwhelming view('petchalno,
> > to be that Heyerdahl's book is fiction and fantasy not scholarly
> > science. But given his reputation, it will likely be successful
> > sell more copies than real research into these matters
> > no fakt', as Stalin used to say:-))not
> > cheers,
> > Dirk
> ####### Hi Dirk.
> I dont think you read the latter part of the letter from George.
> I have commented on the review in two letters on Germ-L.
> The review is just as devastating for the reputation of the critics
> as for H and &. Even commenting on a book (or "works"!)they have
> read. There is good reason to question the critics competency andsay.
> their motivation. And the review, laced with arrogance, emotional
> (and almost religious) overtones does (as George says) raise the
> doubt in the reader´s mind, if the book is really as bad as they
>There was an equally devastating review/side-note about Heyerdahl's
> Cheers Einar.##########
book in Die Kunde, an archaeology journal. Nevertheless, the book
will come out in English soon and then we will all see who was right.
So lets wait.