[Ads-l] Bun in AAV and "Crying Wolof" Myth (UNCLASSIFIED)

Z Rice zrice3714 at GMAIL.COM
Fri Mar 18 22:34:35 UTC 2016


Bill, thank you for your email.

A sample of my work IS in the hands of someone who appears to not have had
the best of intentions (lesson learned). This was the reason that I posted
here.

In regard to the "peer-reviewed journals" that you mention - though this
may not be apparent to you, those "peers" that you mention are not my
peers. This work was for the benefit of the population group in the study.
Again, I posted here because my work ended up in the hands of someone who
apparently did not have the best of intentions.

You said: "don't be surprised if the people you are trying to convince..."
Please note that I have no interest in convincing anyone here of anything
and I have deliberately avoided engaging in that type of behavior. My work
stands on its own, and I needn't convince anyone here of anything. As I
said earlier, I am not interested in the old guard's affirmation or
approval.

Again, the innovation in the study of AAV is not going to come from the
"Cry Wolof" proponents or the
"they're-just-using-english-words-and-applying-a-different-meaning"
proponents. The study of AAV is advancing, and in that progress, the old
guard must be left behind. As such, I do not seek the old guard's approval.

And finally, I needn't "try to kill the Cry Wolof myth", because it is
already officially DEAD. Again, my work stands on its own, and those who
continue to perpetuate that myth are simply exposing their own mediocrity -
which I welcome.

Kind regards,
Zola

On Fri, Mar 18, 2016 at 7:56 PM, Mullins, Bill CIV (US) <
william.d.mullins18.civ at mail.mil> wrote:

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> > As for the "evidence" that you require - I simply posted my work here to
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> protect my work publicly. However, I did not proceed in my
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> . It is unrealistic and puts AAs at a disadvantage every time, so I
> > don't engage in such tactics. Do the people themselves know the
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> gy and attest to its authenticity? That is my first and foremost
> > question. If AAs know and attest to the authenticity of the terminology
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> hat I am speaking of, then I know I am on the right track.
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> Normally, the way to "protect" one's work is to publish it in a
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> ed journal.   I'm not sure I know what you mean by "protect" (I doubt
> anyon=
> e would steal it), but if an issue of ownership, or originality, or
> attribu=
> tion should come up later, your position would be much stronger if your
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> k was written up in a generally-accepted scholarly journal or conference
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> oceedings than via a link to a for-sale Scribd document found in an open
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> You are challenging a conclusion that has been arrived at by scholars, who
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> used traditional Western scholarly methods of the field (documentation of
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> sage, paper evidence, consensus review, publication, etc.).  If you reject
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> those methods, don't be surprised if the people you are trying to convince
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> -- namely, Western scholars -- reject your conclusions.  If you are trying
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> to kill the "Cry Wolof" myth, this isn't the way to do it.
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