[HNW] Laurels, Beads, and the Nature of Knowledge

Eowyn Amberdrake eowyna at sca-caid.org
Mon Aug 18 08:51:21 PDT 2003

On Mon, 18 Aug 2003 10:37:32 -0500
  "Auna Oncay" <indiauna at cox-internet.com> wrote:
>>From experience it also depends on your kingdom.  Here in 
>>Meridies, they
>want the documentation to support it.  I really was not 
>bashing Laurels, I was only stating what I have been told.

It sounds like "the Laurels" or judges in contests [who 
may not be Laurels] may ask the question -- "How were 
beads attached to this kind of object in this period and 
culture?"  It is a valid question to ask, and by asking 
it, no one is "beating up on" an entrant.  

Valid answers are
  "I don't know" (which might just mean you didn't bother 
to look it up, so it isn't a very good answer)

"it is not addressed in the literature, but the method I 
used gives a similar effect" and refer the reader to your 
bibliography (which means  you did at least try to find 

No one will "beat you up" over information that does not 
exist.  That doesn't mean that contest judges won't ask 
the hard questions. Sometimes the right answer is "no one 
knows, yet."

Eowyn Amberdrake, OL, OPel, 
Baroness of Lyondemere, Caid 

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