Sat, 16 Apr 1994 00:10:28 EDT

I would like to thank all of you for sending your messages
directly to me. You are probably right in your criticism. I still
feel that Hummel's article in the AAA newsletter is worth
discussing. I am not suggesting that I agree with all his ideas.
The thing that really bothers me is that so many people on this
list seem to feel the need to go back to square 1 and develop
anthropological theory from scratch. This really implies that
anthropologists have to stop what they are doing to wait for the
new and, supposedly much better theory, to be developed. Do we
have to put applied anthropology on ice? Want to talk about it?