Re: Modifying the Body

Robert Snower (rs222@WORLDNET.ATT.NET)
Fri, 19 Jul 1996 16:27:36 GMT

At 07:39 AM 7/19/96 +0000, Dwight W. Read wrote:
Snower continues:
>> By means of culturally based
>>innovation, Homo sapiens was enabled to transcend his genetic limitations,
>>to develop a very highly differentiated society. I believe this is fairly
>>standard sociobiology.
>I'm not sure this is "standard sociobiology" (unless the phrase "standard
>sociobiology" was intended to refer only to Snower's previous comment about
>social insects); it certainly is the standard assumption of socio-cultural
>anthropology and served as the reason for ignoring the biological component
>when looking at the organization of human societies.
>D. Read
"Transcending" and "ignoring" are completely different. Please see my
comment on imaginary numbers. We can't ignore the biological component.

Best wishes. R. Snower