I am still planning to post some commentary on the substance of the paper itself, but in the meantime I wanted make an observation concerning the lead author, Dr. Andrew Moore.
Many followers of the YDIH publishing saga lament for good reason that the subject has not “gone mainstream.” Which, in the case of this profound hypothesis, would require the re-publication of every nearly every academic textbook ever written. So it’s a big lift, and we need to be patient.
But “mainstream acceptance” and “support from mainstream scientists” are different things. An informative example of this is the lead author of the exciting publication below, Dr. Andrew Moore.
No “kook,” Dr. Moore. Nor is Moore a rogue scientist with the proper diplomas, but off on his own spouting professionally irresponsible speculation. Rather, Dr. Andrew M. T. Moore is the recent past president of the Archaeological Institute of America, the nation’s oldest and largest society of professional archeologists.
He taught at Yale and Arizona. Moore lectures for the AIA on Neolithic Cultures in Syria. His colleagues publish papers collected in his honor.
Andrew Moore is as mainstream as you could possibly get in Archaeology, and obviously one of the world’s great scholars of early middle eastern settlement.
So take heart cynical reader, the mainstream paddlers are here. And eventually they will carry us from the lonely shore of radical ideas into the swift current of accepted truth.
The system is working.