On Sat, 12 Aug 2006 01:15:40 +0200, "Peter Alaca" <P.Alaca@xxxxxx>
>Eric Stevens wrote: news:t62qd2pun01mst546ofs4h1qifrg0igioe@xxxxxxx
>> prd wrote:
>>> ethnocentric and weak archaeology.
>>> Who makes it that way?
>> Why - you do Phil.
>> It is an aspect of you ethnocentricity which caused you to flare up
>> when Doug mentioned the word 'cairns'.
>> Do you remember how you had already been sensitised to that word when
>> some time previously I mentioned figure 2c of
>> http://www.spirasolaris.ca/1aintro.html which by its recording of
>> cairns opened the possibility of a wider ranging presence of the Norse
>> in North America than you were prepared to tolerate.
>> Why wouldn't you tolerate the idea? It may have something to do with
>> your identification with the ethnicity of a great-grandmother (or
>> similar - I forget) but whatever the explanation, you go, off like a
>> hand grenade at tiniest hint of that taboo subject. Whatever the
>> cause, you create havoc when you get started.
>> Doug has already pointed out that by your response you killed dead
>> what could have been quite an interesting archaeological thread.
>And I find it very sad that he projects his
>ethnic views on this group.
>He makes me sick.
Racism takes many forms. I have long argued that those who object to
the possibility of 'diffusion' on the grounds that such a suggestion
is racist are themselves using a racist argument. Let's just stick to
an analysis of the facts