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    Aboriginal studies

    If you want to learn how to light a fire with two sticks, join the boy scouts and stop wasting resources.

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    The Welsh are the aboriginal British, does this mean that I shouldn't read the Mabinogion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red-Headed View Post
    The Welsh are the aboriginal British, does this mean that I shouldn't read the Mabinogion?
    Whatever it is, I wouldn't. Correct that, story is fantastic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G L Wilson View Post
    Whatever it is, I wouldn't. Correct that, story is fantastic.
    You're breaking up G L, you need to write in cohesive syntax ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red-Headed View Post
    You're breaking up G L, you need to write in cohesive syntax ...
    Yes, I would read Welsh if I thought it would help me to learn. Aboriginal stories are full of giant bloody kangaroos and rainbow serpents. I don't know what that teaches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G L Wilson View Post
    Yes, I would read Welsh if I thought it would help me to learn. Aboriginal stories are full of giant bloody kangaroos and rainbow serpents. I don't know what that teaches.
    As far as I know, kangaroos (giant or otherwise) aren't indigenous to Wales. I don't know about rainbow serpents, maybe in or near Beddau?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red-Headed View Post
    As far as I know, kangaroos (giant or otherwise) aren't indigenous to Wales. I don't know about rainbow serpents, maybe in or near Beddau?
    I don't think they're in America either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G L Wilson View Post
    I don't think they're in America either.
    Neither is Beddau.
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    It is funny how things work out. I think that I have proven my point, that Aboriginal studies are worthless for the very reason that they are too local.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G L Wilson View Post
    It is funny how things work out. I think that I have proven my point, that Aboriginal studies are worthless for the very reason that they are too local.
    I suppose it all depends on what or where you call local, I guess?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red-Headed View Post
    I suppose it all depends on what or where you call local, I guess?
    I mean local to the greater population, therefore niche studies are not entirely useless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G L Wilson View Post
    I mean local to the greater population, therefore niche studies are not entirely useless.
    OK, although I think that the greater population in the Cynon Valley are the sheep.
    docendo discimus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red-Headed View Post
    OK, although I think that the greater population in the Cynon Valley are the sheep.
    You make me laugh when I don't want to.

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    Too local? Wales is a country, not a city, and anyway, since when is the value of a people based on the size of the population or the land mass they live on?
    You must be the change you wish to see in the world. -- Mahatma Gandhi

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    Quote Originally Posted by G L Wilson View Post
    Yes, I would read Welsh if I thought it would help me to learn. Aboriginal stories are full of giant bloody kangaroos and rainbow serpents. I don't know what that teaches.
    Why does the physical contents of the story have to hold the value?
    Although I am Australian, I do not know a great deal about Aboriginal history and the role their stories have, but I do recall hearing said stories as a child in primary school and I enjoyed them greatly. Why can't a story simply allow enjoyment?

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