Eric Brunner (
6 Sep 1996 14:27:33 GMT

Amy (104125.14@CompuServe.COM) wrote:
: <The question of whether Australian Aborigines do or don't have a
: <more
: <: direct relationship to Homo erectus than other races is a
: <matter of
: <: fact, and it should have no political overtones. In
: <particular, such a
: <: claim -- right or wrong -- does not necessarily imply a value
: <judgement.

: Of course it is a loaded question. It's the anthropological
: equivalent of a lawyer asking the defendant "Do you still beat
: your wife?" Bias in questioning has been an unfortuante plaque in
: anthropology.

Eric Brunner