Interesting argument, Dr Scott!

Gil Hardwick (
Mon, 15 May 1995 01:01:32 GMT

More of this typically lurking computer programmer's type of crud we
have come to expect has arrived at this site, with the deliberately
stated intent to diminish the involvement of professionally accredited
anthropologists in their own conference.

It was sent by one:

>From: Al Fargnoli <>
>Organization: DSC Communications Corporation, Plano, Texas USA

In particular the attempt was made in defending Dr Bruce Scott of the
Max Planck Institute, pursuant I can only suppose to his continuing
attacks upon our profession.

This Al Fargnoli character might take the hint right now that we are
well accustomed to dealing with this type of garbage.

I do suggest to you Mr Fargnoli, nicely and politely at this point,
that if you have neither interest in anthropology nor standing in the
profession, you might simply learn to show respect to the others here.

If on the other hand you find yourself simply unable to raise your
standard of behaviour above this present example, you might just get
off altogether. Yes?

Dr Scott, instead of sending these Internet fascisti after us you
might choose simply to present your arguments openly and honestly and
make available to us here what facts you have at your disposal, if you
wish to continue having your case heard here.

Instead of continuing to cite only those popularist secondary sources
so obviously agreeable to your own particular ideological fantasies,
sustained as we have seen by the myths and legends from among your
soc.culture.natives, you might offer us the results of your actual
substantial field research.

In other words if you don't want to be mocked and ridiculed here as an
anthropological fraud, you can decide also either to begin to pursue
an accepted standard of scientific rigour, or get off this conference