Re: Ad Yurii Gloriam (Yuri Contradicts Yuri)

Peter van Rossum (
Mon, 20 Jan 1997 18:48:05 GMT

In article <5btuii$> (Yuri Kuchinsky) writes:
>Jeffrey L Baker ( wrote:
>: > In article <5blp9l$> (Yuri Kuchinsky) writes:
>: > >Quoting again from an expert (Peter sure isn't!):
>: The original post hasn't made it to my newsreader, so I'm not sure what
>: sort of an expert Yuri is claiming Peter isn't,

>We were only talking about ethnobotany here, Jeffrey.

That's fine Yuri, as Jeffrey has pointed out I have *never* claimed to be an
expert in ethnobotany. But if you want to get into a personal discussion
about our relative expertise in matters archaeological, feel free to bring it

I am not however, objecting to some of the claims based on my personal
knowledge, rather I have relied on research by other individuals who are
botanists for my information. And as we've seen there is some debate among
botanists about the arrival of the sweet potato in Polynesia. I don't claim
that people have proved that it wasn't by human agency only that people have
not been able to prove that it *was*. That's why your appeal to authority
(Rensch) was unpersuasive.

Peter van Rossum