Re: What Matriarchy? (was Drugs etc.)

Stephen Barnard (
Sun, 21 Jul 1996 17:27:43 -0800

In <> (Aaron
> Clausen) writes:
> >When you look at history, all people shared work. Women took care of
> the cave
> >and the gathering, men went out and got big animals to eat.
> Simplistic
> >perhaps, but it gives you an idea.
> >
> >-----
> >Aaron Clausen Port Alberni, BC Canada
> >
> Really? And if this is so, and there is no documented proof in ancient
> history, how can you prove your ideas? How do you know for sure there
> was never a matriarchy? Just as we have no proof of that, we also have
> no proof there wasnt. Unless you base ancient history on cultures that
> DID record history much, much later.
> RainOne

As people are always fond of pointing out, you can't prove a negative,
but you can *disprove* a negative with a single counterexample. If your
fervent political wish is that matriarchies existed, the onus is on you
to prove that they did.

Steve Barnard