Re: Incest taboos

Bruce D. Scott (
15 May 1995 12:18:59 GMT

David of Bedlam ( wrote:
: Bryant ( said:
: : In article <>,
: : Gil Hardwick <> wrote:
: : >
: : >
: : >On the other hand, we have documentary evidence of people having died
: : >as a result of having, say, a bone pointed at them. Documented by the
: : >medical fraternity, I must add.

: : I'm not sure you're serious, but I have to ask for references on this one.

: You can't figure this out on your own?

: They were *convinced* by superstition that they'd die if the witch
: doctor did that. They *saw* him do that. They died of fright, i.e.
: adrenaline fuckups & etc.

: Got the picture?

In principle, yes... as a plausibility argument. But did it really happen?
This is why (I think) Bryant asked for a cite. It would help...

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