Re: maize in ancient India: transpacific links (cont.)

August Matthusen (
Sun, 29 Dec 1996 20:29:00 -0800

Yuri Kuchinsky wrote:
> August Matthusen ( wrote:
> : Yuri Kuchinsky wrote:
> : > Peter van Rossum ( wrote:
> : > : If so, why have no such
> : > : remains ever been reported from Old World contexts?
> : > Argumentum ex silentio. A common fallacy.
> : Plaese explain exactly how this statement is applicable.
> : You made this claim yesterday based on a web page you refused
> : to stand behind. Explain it in your own words (use big ones
> : if you want, I'll look them up). I'd really like to know
> : what *you* mean by this.
> Hey, August, you want me to explain why something did NOT happen?

No. What gave you that idea? I ask you to explain how your
statement is applicable. This has nothing to do with explaining
why something did not happen.

> This is
> very similar to demonstrating or proving the negative. More illogicality
> from my "friends"...

No, it's very similar to asking you to explain what you mean or how
words of quoted supposed "logic" (which you refused to defend) apply.

August Matthusen