Re: Racism and ancient history

frank murray (fmurray@pobox,com)
Thu, 02 Jan 1997 08:33:18 GMT

On 2 Jan 1997 01:25:16 GMT, Ron Kephart <>

>The best way to cure a culture of racism is to raise a generation of
>people who have been exposed to factual knowledge about what differences
>in skin color, hair form, language, religion, etc. mean, and, perhaps
>more importantly, what they don't mean. One way to do this would be to
>make anthropology a part of everyone's general education. I'm for it!
>Any seconds?

prior to seconding, i seek a point of information...would the
"anthropology" that you prescribe for all include the study of those
uncomfortable facts on differentials in average intelligence between
groups??...further, would such study be conducted without the
predecision that all data pointing towards a genetic basis for such
differentials were in error??...

a negative to either of the above would not only preclude the
possibility of a reduction in racial strife, but worse, increase
it...a few moments consideration of the laws of material implication
from the propositional calculus (often miscalled "the paradoxes of
material implication") coupled with an understanding of how lie
detectors work should make this obvious...

lies cause the same destructive stresses in culture as in
individuals...they are anti life... false statements (mistakes) fail
to resonate with the energies necessary for their stating, and are
thus: only entrophic...known lies set living energetic systems into
active conflict, and are thus: actively destructive...

any "anthropology" which chooses the "comforting" lie over the facts
falls into the latter category...