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DWhatley

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After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, New York scientists
found traces of copper wire dating back 100 years and came to the
conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than
100 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the New Yorkers in the weeks that followed, an
archaeologist in California dug to a depth of 20 feet, and shortly
after wards, headlines in the LA Times ?read: 'California archaeologists
have found traces of 200-year-old copper wire and have concluded that their
ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network a hundred
years earlier than the New Yorkers.'

One week later, the Greenville News, a local newspaper in South
Carolina, reported the following: 'After digging as deep as 30 feet in his
pasture near Travelers Rest in Greenville County, South Carolina, Bubba
Mitchell, a self-taught archaeologist, reported that he found absolutely
nothing. Bubba has, therefore, concluded that 300 years ago, South Carolina
had already gone wireless.
 

baldtankman

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Hmm the old absence of evidence is not evidence of absence trick.
 

DWhatley

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Actually, if you think about it, Greg has a point. Communication replication without wires WAS used long before wired transmissions (think smoke signals, One if by Land, Two if by sea ... for humans and wolf howls).
 

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