apes (was Re: [Marxism] Re: Scopes redux)

Carlos A. Rivera cerejota at optonline.net
Mon Dec 27 09:13:55 MST 2004


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "mds" <zenporcupinegrind at breathe.com>

> Carlos,
> 
> 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.

Such as which? I have never heard anything of the sort.


> 
> I'm no natural or anthropological scientist, as I think I made quite 
> clear; 

Neither am I, but this is basic materialist knowledge.

> all I'm questioning is the ideological attachments that are 
> often found with regards to the latest findings in the field of 
> genetics &c.

Again, such as which attachments?

sks




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