Post by Paulo Ricardo Canedo Post by Peter Stewart
Just possibly it might have occurred to readers that the skeleton waffle only came up once, long ago, because it was considered worthless then and ever since.
Also, as you noted a few days ago, I have posted many threads about very diverse families. Thus, I'm not sure if I have much else to discuss. What do you think?
I'm sorry, my crotchety response has left unclear what I meant.
The complaint should not have been directed, as it must appear, to your
raising the question in the first place. Since the suggestion about
Yaroslav's maternity from a 1930s study of bones was found on a
Wikipedia page it is certainly worth bringing it up here for discussion.
However, once you had received a helpful reply from taf and then links
to informative and directly relevant commentary by Christian
Raffensperger, you might have reflected that the doubts put forward in
the 1930s were bogus. We simply do not have a neat and fixed chronology
for the unions of Yaroslav's father, and there is nothing known at all
that causes a possible later birthdate to preclude his having been the
son of Rogneda.
You might then have dropped the subject, or acknowledged the weakness of
the case that had been put forward, or else directly addressed the issue
with cogent argument. Instead, you just threw out some scatter-shot
remarks seeming aimed at outer edges of the question, as if these spoke
for themselves and needed to be refuted by others. Whether or not you
mean this, the impression left is that you are impervious to whatever
you may be told here if it doesn't match whatever you came with in the
first place. That is why patience is running thin, as John Higgins warned.
When people take the trouble to post responses to someone of clearly
bright intellect, they do expect a bit of thought to be exercised before
(or preferably instead of) dragging out the subject with pokes and digs
into thin air.