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Re: When DID agriculture start?

Subject: Re: When DID agriculture start?
From: "Paul Crowley"
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2006 10:58:10 +0100
Newsgroups: sci.anthropology.paleo
"Gerrit Hanenburg" <G.Hanenburg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
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>>> And according to this source agriculture has multiple primary origins
>>> around the world, but there is no evidence for crop cultivation on a
>>> detectable scale much earlier than the Holocene.
>>> What tangible evidence, instead of speculation, is there to the
>>> contrary?
>>
>>This theory requires the simultaneous
>>sprinkling of 'fairy dust' all over the
>>globe -- presumably by aliens.
>>
>>It's not a theory that, at first sight,
>>appeals to me.  Still, if you like it,
>>don't let me discourage you.
>>Science must be lead by 'evidence'.
>>
>>Where do you think those aliens
>>came from?
>
> Speak about intellectual bankruptcy.

I admit that I am slow to come up with
new ideas.  'Alien fairy dust' is the only
thing I can imagine that would have
produced the scenario you (and
standard PA) propose.

However, I am sure that the bubbling
ferment of lively discussion and bright
ideas that represents modern PA is full
of possible solutions to this problem.
Would you mind sharing your extensive
knowledge?  Please list the top two or
three ideas -- in your opinion.


Paul.




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