[Marxism] Re: Scopes redux
zenporcupinegrind at breathe.com
Mon Dec 27 08:03:53 MST 2004
Didn't mean to deny that 'we are apes'; apologies for my shorthand. All
I was trying to convey is that biological models are sometimes taken to
their own ueber-genetic extreme, questioning the rationality of a human
being by positing his genetic relationship with a banana as evidence.
I'm no natural or anthropological scientist, as I think I made quite
clear; all I'm questioning is the ideological attachments that are
often found with regards to the latest findings in the field of
Hope that clears my post up a bit,
On 27 Dec 2004, at 09:36, Carlos A. Rivera wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "mds"
> <zenporcupinegrind at breathe.com>
>> or the pervasive humans-as-ape implications of cruder readings of
> Excuse me? We ARE apes. This is not a crude reading of Darwin, but
> Anthropology101 and Biology 102. Jeez!
> To deny we are apes, and to deny that other apes are our close kind,
> is to deny materialist science and its dialectic.
> sks, an ape of an icy god...
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