Re: Origin of circumcision

Robert Dobbs (
4 Nov 1995 19:13:56 GMT

In <> writes:
>Here's a comment that I came across in another newsgroup (whose name I
>am keeping secret, in order to protect it from the foolishness that
>has been haunting sci.anthropology):
>"Male circumcision is quite common among most groups whose tribal
>can be traced to dry desert environments. Australian Aborigines,
>African tribes, most Middle Eastern tribes (including Jews and
Muslims) all
>practice circumcision. The foreskin can be problematic in dry
>with inadequate supplies of water for cleaning - hence this practice
in those
>Now there's a basis for doing some *real* research.
And penetrating research, too.