Re: What Matriarchy?

Daniel Maltz (
24 Jul 1996 05:30:13 GMT wrote:
: If someone were to enter a physics
: conversation and make a comment that the book they were reading defines
: an atom as 'a tiny particle', a physicist would recognize that the
: person is probably reading an older philosophical work or a childs book.
. . .

: The fact
: remains that matriarchy has been defined as both matrilineal and
: matriarchate. I'm only suggesting that we clarify whether the definition
: in an argument is one or the other and move on.

Your analogy is a good one. If the book you were reading defines
matriarchy as matrilineal, I would also conclude that you have been
reading either an older philosophical work or a child's book.