Written by Women.???
dwashbur at nyx.net
Wed Feb 21 15:13:02 EST 2001
> > yes, but
> > we have female members of royal families, queens in Egypt and
> > such, so I'm not sure a handful of pictures preserved by the whims
> > of chance really tell us anything as definitive as you suggest.
> Yes, we have female members in royal families. That is a very good
> observation of you. Does that suggest that they could write?
Does it suggest they couldn't? Arguments from silence always cut
both ways. And a queen, or a female judge a la Deborah, would
likely have to know how to write. I don't understand your reticence
on this point.
> > Once again, it's easy to say this sort of thing, but I'm still
> > wondering about the "data" you mentioned.
> Oh, yes, the data. I did refer to literature, didn't I? Just check it out,
> check the bibliograpphy and in case the data provided there do not convince
> you, put some convincing arguments forward in favour of the contrary
> (please, based on DATA).
No, you didn't refer to literature. You simply said "data that are at
hand." And I really don't see where the burden of proof is on me,
since you're the one making the claim.
"No study of probabilities inside a given frame can ever
tell us how probable it is that the frame itself can be
violated." C. S. Lewis
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