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Re: THEORY: Languages divided by politics and religion

From:Brad Coon <bcoon@...>
Date:Monday, May 29, 2000, 23:40
Tom Wier wrote:
> > Brad Coon wrote: > Perhaps, perhaps. But the Cavalli-Sforza genetic data which seems > to confirm Greenberg's classifications are certainly very interesting, > if controversial.
As we all know, genetics does not equal linguistics. I don't think Greenberg's Amerind is even controversial in the true sense, what is annoying is seeing the ignorant popular press still parroting it. It was DOA and rightly so. Terrible, terrible work, appalling methodology, and supreme ignorance. Not that I have any strong feelings about it :) -- Brad Coon Somedays when you wake up, its just not worth chewing through the leather straps.