Re: Intercourse /vs/ Offspring

Bryant (
13 Dec 1996 17:44:23 -0700

In article <>,
<> wrote:
>Malinowski worked among the Trobrian Islanders in the 1930's and found
>that they still had puzzled out the connection [between sex and

It has been my opinion for quite a while that Mr. Malinowski was a little
too ready to believe that Trobrianers were ignorant fools about sex and

How many anthropologists have found their informants to be playing with
them, making up silly names and kinship affiliations? My bet is that
this isn't rare.