Re: Definition of Race
Arun Gupta (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sat, 25 Feb 1995 02:50:44 GMT
In article <cas.465.0007B03E@ops1.bwi.wec.com>,
Bob Casanova <email@example.com> wrote:
>In article firstname.lastname@example.org (Arun Gupta) writes:
>>From: email@example.com (Arun Gupta)
>>Subject: Re: Definition of Race
>>Date: Thu, 23 Feb 1995 03:26:19 GMT
>>We humans are supposed to possess instincts that determine our
>>societies, and in particular, "dominance hierarchies".
>>Well, then, we humans seem to undergo periodic revolutions in our
>>instincts. That is, there is nothing so constant as the inconstancy
>>of our instincts.
What is an instinct ? "The native or hereditary factor in behavior" ?
If so, is human behavior appropriately described by instincts ?
In particular, the 1920s saw women admitted into the "dominance hierarchies"
when they won the right to vote. Imagine the equivalent change in
gorilla society. Isn't that revolutionary ?