Monday, July 26, 2010

This is why Archaeologists scare me.

A small piece of a tablet was discovered in an indian burial site in eastern United States. At the bottom of the fragment can be discerned a bit of cuneiform which supposedly contains some words from the well known Epic of Gilgamesh.

Jim West explains: "This proves to the archaeologist’s satisfaction that the Indian’s drew their legends of a flood directly from the oldest Near Eastern sources. What puzzles those at the dig is how the fragment made its way to North America and how the Indians were able to read it. Nevertheless, they are certain that this is exactly what happened and the proof is in the tablet-pudding."

Seriously? How do you know that the Indians were able to read it? Moreover, how does a small, blackened piece of tablet with a bit of Gilgamesh in it come even close to sustaining the massive claim that the American Natives derived their flood myths from the Ancient Near East? What an absolutely foolish and post-haste conclusion to draw from such a tiny fragment of evidence. I sure hope this is not the norm of archaeological conjecture, for it may well demonstrate the most childish and impossibly stupid naiveté that man could ever produce.

In 5,000 years some chum archaeologist will discover a fragment of a quotation of David Hume in my house, and then persuade the whole deluded public that everyone in 21st century British Columbia espoused material atheism imported from Enlightenment literature.


Jim said...

uh, you're aware aren't you, that the piece is sarcasm, right? check the tag. sarcasm. mocking the exaggerated claims of the hazor fragment.

Emerson Fast said...

Yes Jim, I could detect your sarcasm :) My issue is with the archaeologists, not you.