Article: The Phylogeny of Little Red Riding Hood

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Sat Nov 16 16:53:51 UTC 2013

I don't get it. Lots of smoke & mirrors, and the good ol'
historic-comparative method comes up smelling like a rose. Of course, the
basis of the study was the same data as traditionally collected, i.e. the
AT (or now ATU) corpus, with a few late stray outliers sprinkled in. Basic
conclusion: Ideas just don't spread like DNA. Science is apples, tradition
is oranges.

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