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Old December 19th, 2017, 12:09 PM   #21

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For humans the word "impossible" is not that suitable.

Think to Australia: it has never been connected to a mainland while modern humans have existed. Despite this, when European explorers got there they met humans. Australian natives had to navigate through many kilometers of water to reach that continent ... dozens of thousands years ago ...
Yes. That's a good ilustration to my point.
But this case as a lot to say... People see the defense of evidence as conservative... Its disgraceful.
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Old December 21st, 2017, 08:47 AM   #22

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For humans the word "impossible" is not that suitable.

Think to Australia: it has never been connected to a mainland while modern humans have existed. Despite this, when European explorers got there they met humans. Australian natives had to navigate through many kilometers of water to reach that continent ... dozens of thousands years ago ...
Agreed. Also agree with JM1906. In the case of the Phoenician presence in Azores (or other pre-Portuguese presence) it is not a question of possible/impossible, it is a question of material evidence. If there is no material evidence. The ones found were found out of context and don’t prove much. So their presence in the Azores… like in America… for now is speculative.
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