The Old World is a reference to those parts of Earth known to Europeans before the voyages of Christopher Columbus; it includes Europe, Asia and Africa.
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E.P. would have liked this one.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science- ... I5OTg2NgS2
A Comet May Have Destroyed This Paleolithic Village 12,800 Years Ago
Fragments of a comet likely hit Earth 12,800 years ago, and a little Paleolithic village in Syria might have suffered the impact
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EP probably is liking it. Being kicked doesn't prevent him from reading the forums, does it?
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Science and knowledge are already under siege from a motley ragbag of climate change deniers, MMR sceptics, 5G phone nutters. There's no need to encourage others.
"Opinion is only worth hearing if it is well informed" - or at least based on basic science.