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Why we need to decolonize our thinking on archaeology

Reading Time: 13 minutes In a world of significant scientific illiteracy, it’s easy to point fingers at “the other side”. Religious extremists, and the politicians who leverage them for power, are a serious problem. But what habits have we formed, and what narrative structures exist in our media, that only make things worse? Today I interrogate my own weaknesses, […]

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Exodus Sidebar: Pitch – You Wouldn’t Let It Lie!

Reading Time: 14 minutes Ah, dag nam it. You wouldn’t let it lie, Armstrong. You wouldn’t let it lie! 😉 Okay, I’ll spare you all the previous, readers. Here are the links: Debunking the Exodus V: Moses’ Birth Exodus Sidebar: Refuting Armstrong’s “Refutation” on Pitch (but Oddly Not Sargon) Exodus Sidebar: More on Moses and Sargon Exodus Sidebar: Sargon […]

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Exodus Sidebar: The Final Pitch Battle

Reading Time: 16 minutes As part of my debunking the Exodus series, I’ve been involved in a prolonged debate with Dave Armstrong, in particular, regarding…pretty much everything I have stated. Let me give you a super-quick synopsis of where we are at. One of my arguments was that the Moses birth story was appropriated from the surrounding culture when […]

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Exodus Sidebar: Sargon and Moses – the Final Word…?

Reading Time: 6 minutes There has been a back and forth between myself and Catholic apologist (with a bent for biblical literalism) Dave Armstrong on the subject of the Exodus account from the Bible, and specifically recently on Moses’ birth story and its dependence on the pre-existing Sargon birth myth (in itself, a tropey affair). Theist Verbose Stoic (VS) […]

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Exodus Sidebar: More on Moses and Sargon

Reading Time: 9 minutes I think that Dave Armstrong believes that the purpose of my existence is merely to answer his articles that he writes against me. I hate to burst his bubble, but I have other things to do with my life that take something of a priority over responding to him. On the rare occasion that I do […]

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Exodus Sidebar: Refuting Armstrong’s “Refutation” on Pitch (but Oddly Not Sargon…)

Reading Time: 12 minutes Oh David, David, David. David “I love science as much as any atheist” Armstrong likes to see himself as the white knight, tackling my “screeds” articles and refuting them. Except, this is rarely what actually happens. He recently claimed to have refuted me on camels but after further inspection, er, hadn’t. In my last piece […]