Ian Mast (imast@SUN.CIS.SMU.EDU)
Tue, 18 Oct 1994 20:49:41 -0500

time to point out the basic problems with Rushton's book. Secondly I
would like to express how much the ideas in his book scare me. I would
venture to guess that very few individuals with any amount of anthropology
under their belt would deal with "racial" characteristics in this manner.
Didn't we deal with this issue in the middle of the nineteenth century?
Does anyone remember Morton's Crania Americana?

I thought that it was a fairly well-established fact that phenotypical
traits are a bad place to start when trying to classify "races".

By the way, I am a white male. Does that mean I am doomed to civilization
and repression of sexuality. I hope for my own sake, that this is not true!