> > Agriculture is nor responsible for the spread of the IE-speaking"Probably" is the key word in all of science. People who don't want to
> > Corded Ware culture into Europe, mr Klekar. It was already in
> > place.
> "Its connections with the probably pre-Indo-European Funnelbeaker
> culture and the probably Proto-Indo-European Corded Ware culture are
> debated. As the language left no records, its linguistic
> affiliations are a mystery."
> The key words here are "probably".
> You are assuming that the Corded Ware culture was IE speaking.Yes. It probably was.
> Its all circular reasoning. First CW is asummed to have spoken IENo. IE languages are assumed to have been spoken where ever the CW culture
> languages and then IE langauges are supposed to have spread where
> ever the CW culture is found.
> This kind of thinking is not scientific and is out of fashion theseIt is not scientific or it is out of fashion?
> Where is the evidence of CW culture in South Asia?The assumption that IE languages were spoken where ever CW culture is
> I produce just one quote to prove my point.No you don't. You never do that. You just quote someone who agrees
> "Thus the core area of the Hallstat D sites has been seen as theAll of science is speculative, including the last sentence of the
> area in which a Celtic koine or lingua franca developed. Such ideas
> are highly speculative.
> They owe much to early twentieth century thinking, which assumedDavies is so under-educated that he thinks the association between a
> that an archeological complex is equivalent of a culture and that a
> culture is a product of a specific people-indeed, in the opinion of
> some writers, a specific race....
> (Omitted paragraph)Mr. Davies has every reason to view them with suspicion. It would take
> Such theories are now viewed with suspicion.
> There is a realization that they involve a considerable degree ofMr. Davies was about to write 'circular argument' since that is what
> circular argument;
> archeologist have taken on trust notions from linguists, as haveReplace 'notion' and 'myth' with 'assumption' and that's an accurate
> linguists from archeologist, causing each to build on the other's
> myths (Davies 2000, p. 26)."