Re: The possible loss of two fig leaves in anthropology...

Harriet Whitehead (whitehea@WSUNIX.WSU.EDU)
Tue, 7 Feb 1995 07:55:22 -0800

Ralph, I find your post on brain differences fascinating and (I hope) not
too storm-provoking. It seems to me entirely plausible that human
variation, at the level of populations, can work from the neck up as well
as the neck down. How that would play out in behavior/ability etc.
remains to be seen. And what we then do with this information, well, god
help us; but even with the potential for reinforcing racist agendas, I
don't see censorship as the answer.
Not to be a fuss-budget, but I hope you haven't been teaching your
students that Anatole France was named Anatole of France.

Harriet Whitehead
Washington State University