Minimalist wrote:Why don't you like ducks, E.P?
Minimalist wrote:I try not to equate camp fire stories with any deep truths.
min, there is what that particular people remembered happening, and here is the physical evidence of what really occurred.
there - here.
What are your views on the Boycott, Divestiture, and Sanctions movement?,
It's a political issue. I don't know how effective it will be but I suppose it beats blowing up trucks and buses.
Should it affect scholarly exchanges and excavation rights?
I can see the Israelis retaliating in that manner.
What should the United States do about the private funding of illegal Israeli settlements?
First off we should stop pretending that we can do anything about it at all.
What do you view as the settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
Two possibilities - one, and this seems remote - both sides will get so sick of the carnage that they make peace. Two - the Palestinians will out breed the Israelis - especially the non-orthodox ones who do all the work instead of studying that fucking torah all the time.
What do yo view as the US role in bringing that conflict to an end?
Cheerleader as at Camp David and facilitator if they ever reach the point where they are ready to stop murdering each other. I don't expect to live long enough to see that.
Minimalist wrote:After repeated re-tellings and embellishments and deletions and changes because human memory is a terribly flawed.
No. I put no stock in oral legends. Jesus. Moses. Mohammed. Zeus. Osiris. All b.s. to serve someones agenda.
I thought that perhaps that laid behind your repeatedly comparing the Native American oral corpus and their historical transmission mechanisms with European and Ancient Near Eastern materials.
Minimalist wrote:It's just too much "eye of the beholder," stuff.
why ancient peoples would make up stories about stuff falling from the skies and killing large numbers of people
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