Re: This cultural vandalism (Re: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory")

Hugh Gibbons (hgibbons@hoshi.Colorado.EDU)
9 May 1995 05:02:24 GMT

Ken Smith ( wrote:
> In article <>,
> Gil Hardwick <> wrote:
> [...]
> >Already the combined world environment and social security payouts
> >have reached astronomical proportions trying to keep ahead of the
> >pace of destruction. Far better surely were the good disciplines of
> >scientific method were put to the benefit of humankind, yes?
> At least he's consistant. He gets everything wrong.

Are you trying to say that the physical sciences and their applicatiosn
*haven't* contributed to destruction of the environment, longer
lives for humans (whether they need it or not) and widespread
overpopulation? Certainly they have. They have enabled all of it,
and done a lot of other good and evil besides.

Me, I'm an applied science type myself. When it comes to anthropology,
I'm most interested in [1] Why do humans behave the way they do and
[2] Can we get them to behave any better?