Saturday, March 28, 2015

Ad Hominems

John Winter, metal detectorist: 26 March 2015 at 6:34 pm
“… hypocrisy and deceit …’ are traits in which Mr Barford excels.
Thanks for your contribution.
Quite what is hypocritical or deceitful in pointing out problems with current policies on artefact hunting and their effects on the archaeological record, challenging the glib rhetoric of supporters of the current status quo, or broader discussions of the issues surrounding artefact collecting and the market and repatriation of stolen artefacts is nowhere revealed by Mr Winter. I guess he believes that if enough people parrot the same foundationless epithets time and time again, that somehow magically makes it true. Pathetic and childish.

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