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Re: [xmca] Thoughts on this
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- Subject: Re: [xmca] Thoughts on this
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- Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2012 15:32:26 +1000
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Carol, I was politicised in the days when Konrad Lorenz and Robert
Ardrey were strutting their stuff and there has hardly been a time
since when Nature has not been presented as the explanation for the
imperfectibility of capitalism. When I read something like:|
"A leading human origins researcher has come up with an
idea that involves aggression between groups and the boom-bust cycles
that have punctuated our spread into new environments."
even from the BBC Science Editor, and I have just turned from the News
page where I read of Muslims beating up on US Embassies for allegedly
insulting the Prophet and the efforts of the European Bank to rescue
the world from a Depression, my warning bells are firing like crazy. So
war betwqeen "groups" is in our Nature? So boom/bust cycles are really
just a part of progress? Yeah, sure.
Carol Macdonald wrote:
The excerpt was from a report on a ongoing 5 day conference.
It's the state of art thinking--that's why I posted it.
But I liked your response--tee hee!
On 16 September 2012 03:52, Andy Blunden <email@example.com>
Who is dismissing "recent research"? What I am
dismissing is a blatant journalistic effort to discover the causes of
the human condition in the Nature - the modern name given to God. Of
course the article was littered with bits of science, but bits of
science cobbled together to fit an ideological template.
John Cripps Clark wrote:
Although Tattersall's speculation may not be a shining example, recent
research in human evolution is far too interesting and important to
dismiss as social darwinism. See for example:
Yong, E. Our hybrid origins. New Scientist, 211(2823), 34-38. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshow/georgian-bones-rewrite-story-of-human-evolution/3056682
Trying to apply this to our present condition is another matter.
John Cripps Clark
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Subject: Re: [xmca] Thoughts on this
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