Re: What Are the Race Deniers Denying?

21 Nov 1996 21:25:48 GMT

Peter wants to know the name of the anthropologist who dug up the skeleton
found by the Columbia Rive in Washington state. I can't place my hands on
the Oct. 11 issue of _Science_, but last week's issue (Nov. 15) says that
on Oct. 19 the Army Corps of Engineers, who have jurisdiction over these
matters, told the anthropologists at UC at Davis to stop their work and
hand over the sliver of a bone they took and their lab notes. I recall
reading that one anthropologist thought the skull looked quite distinctly
Caucasoid but wanted to *confirm* it with DNA analysis. Anyhow a date of
9300 years old is what the Nov. 15 _Science_ says. It also reports the
Davis lab director as saying, "the results are inconclusive until we can
do [at least] another sample."

Some good news: "Last month, anthropologists won a court order blocking
the corps from returning the skeleton before scientists can argue for a
chance to study it."

Now may we please stop all the attacks on Bob and get back to the subject
of this thread. Even if the argument "Bob Whitaker is a bad man; therefore
racists do not exist" were valid, we would still not know what it is that
does not exist!

Frank Forman
"It is a far, far better thing to be firmly
anchored in nonsense than to put out on the
troubled seas of thought" - John Kenneth Galbraith