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Re: [xmca] Thoughts on this
A good resource on this topic is the Smithsonian's site:
On Sep 16, 2012, at 1:20 AM, 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> wrote:
>> 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.
>>> Trying to apply this to our present condition is another matter.
>>> John Cripps Clark
>>> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [email@example.com] on
>>> behalf of Andy Blunden [firstname.lastname@example.org]
>>> Sent: Sunday, 16 September 2012 11:36 AM
>>> To: eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
>>> Subject: Re: [xmca] Thoughts on this
>>> Social Darwinism rides again. Take an ideological belief about human
>>> society, transfer it to Nature and then declare that since Nature is
>>> like this then so must human society, so stop wingeing and get in the
>>> bread line.
>>> I prefer old Kropotkin:
>>> Carol Macdonald wrote:
>>> *Andy Blunden*
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>> *Andy Blunden*
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