Re: Single cause theories

Harriet Whitehead (whitehea@WSUNIX.WSU.EDU)
Fri, 21 Apr 1995 07:53:09 -0700

Sounds like I did understand what you said...

Harriet Whitehead
Anthropology WSU

On Thu, 20 Apr 1995, Nick Corduan wrote:

> Harriet,
> I am afraid you totally misunderstood what I said!
> I did not say at all that multiple-cause theories would sweep all causes into
> one basket callied "human inclination." I complained that that is what
> single-cause theories do.
> I was arguing that the very fact that most societies had to *establish* legal
> or spirtual guidelines against incenst disproves the idea that there is one
> humanity-wide leaning against incest.
> Nick---
> --
> Nick Corduan "...there is as much dignity in tilling
> at a field as in writing a poem."
> ( --Booker T. Washington