River Sarasvati: Atomic scientists reconfirm location

John Smith jds10 at CAM.AC.UK
Wed Mar 8 14:47:23 UTC 2000

On Wed, 8 Mar 2000, Tarek Wani wrote:

> Dominik Wujastyk <ucgadkw at UCL.AC.UK> wrote:
> >I'm afraid that I neither trust nor believe anything said by atomic
> >scientists about humanistic subjects (or most other subjects).  Let's try
> >to keep this list scholarly, shall we!
> ...
> Is it too much to ask to keep racial prejudices and
> hate-mongering out of this list?

Bizarre. I might not agree with what Dominik wrote, but I can see no trace
whatever of racial prejudice or hate-mongering in it.

I don't think I can be bothered to subscribe to Indology any more: with
honourable exceptions -- including many Indian contributors, but not
including Tarek Wani -- it has degenerated into an endless sequence of
flamewars on topics that are of little interest to me as a fairly
mainstream Indologist with interests in both ancient and modern India.
What a pity.

John Smith

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