reply to Whitehead

Mike Lieber (U28550@UICVM.BITNET)
Wed, 30 Nov 1994 10:03:29 CST

Good news and bad news. Fiske YES! This is a very important piece of work,
marred only by an uncritical acceptance of sociobiology. Surely one of the
most innovative and profound works on social organization in this century.
Behavioral geneticists are the ones who talk about behavioral phenotypes. Now
think carefully about what is implied in that concept. Relationship? Uh uh.
The thing about Harriet's excellent post that bothers me is the refragmentation
of creature. Does the eye really evolve in isoltion from the toenail? Or is
it just a matter of analytical convenience writ large? Step carefully through
these minefields.
Mike Lieber