Re: Rites of PassageLen Piotrowski (email@example.com)
Thu, 22 Aug 1996 16:33:54 GMT
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org> email@example.com (Gerold Firl) writes:
>Consider also the initiations of the masonic orders, which have little
Not to necessarily align myself with the other side of this debate, but
>I like the idea of society as an extension of kinship.
And so it is - and so is "politics," authority, and responsibility (see below).
>It has the right
Why try to force everything into this "evolutionary" metaphor?
>start with an existing structure, and build
Well, in fact, that's what happens. No brainer there!
>This view puts the message of jesus into a clearer focus: "all men are
>Sexual competition is a major concern for people, but the creation of
Jesus said that? Jeese oh womyn ...
>Think of human political history as a search for better ways of
In kin based social systems, this doesn't happen!
Can't choose what lineage you're born into, or in what order your sibs are
>There are lots of ways to look at the evolution of social units, each
There are lots of ways of looking at social units without even using the term
>People are always calculating the costs/benefits of cooperating vs.
Only "Economic Men," not the rest of us "People."
> An emphasis on sexual
Thanks for this bone, at least. Didn't know you were aiming to coach the sex
"If you can't remember what mnemonic means, you've got a problem."