How dare this man, this person think that he figured something out, when archaeologist have beaten their heads against this problem for decades! The nerve. He should have just shut up and not even bothered to mention it. Everyone knows that the only person who can make a judgment on something like this, is someone who has gone to university to study it. The arrogance of this fool to assume that he can understand this is amazing!
Are you so closed to new ideas? He makes no claims, just presents an idea. Most of the article is devoted to other people's evaluations of his idea. Did you even bother to read the article?
posted on 02/03/2004 6:52:11 AM PST
Nope. Actually, I think it was cool. I should have used a /sarcasm tag, huh?
Are you so closed to new ideas?
You have to imagine the [sarcasm] tags, then read it again. The comment is really an indictment of academia.
posted on 02/03/2004 7:05:41 AM PST
(What does it take to make government shrink?)
Cricket was sarcastically referring to the uppity ''scholar'', Gary Urton, professor of Precolumbian studies at Harvard University, an authority on khipu research,....who was obviously miffed that some lowlife dared to solve the problem in 40 minutes from a freaking picture in a book. Not only was it obvious that Cricket had read the article, but it was apparent that Cricket has a really good ear for tone.
posted on 02/03/2004 7:08:42 AM PST
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