Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?

Lars Eighner (
11 Sep 1996 13:34:10 -0500

In our last episode <512l4h$>,
Broadcast on alt.pagan,sci.anthropology
The lovely and talented (Bryant) wrote:

>The Social Darwinists, as you know, proscribed social goals and
>contributed to the oppression of disempowered groups of human beings.

Yes, they did.

>Sociobiologists, evolutionary psychologists, and behavioral ecologists,
>do nothing of the sort. We seek to understand the nature of social
>behavior, not to hurt people.

So the claim is what? Social Darwinists were subjectively evil
and sociobiologists, etc. are subjectively good?

>Do you understand the profound difference between proscribing political
>policy and describing social behavior?

Sticking a little disclaimer on things is not much of a difference.
"Of course we don't actually endorse rape, but . . ." just won't
do it.

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