A Test of the Anthro-l Emergency Trolling System

Vance Geiger (geiger@PEGASUS.CC.UCF.EDU)
Tue, 1 Oct 1996 10:33:27 -0400


This is a test. This is only a test.... of the Anthro-L trolling

If this had been an actual trolling emergency you would have seen
scrolling screed across your screen that either:

1. utilizes vague indefinable constructs and/concepts asserting
progress and hierarchy among human societies


2. utilizes vague indefinable constructs and/or concepts
asserting discrete differences between primitive and modern Homo
sapiens sapiens

If this had been a real emergency you would have been instructed
to "take the bait" requesting clarification of the vague and

You would be told that the vague and indefinable is "obvious"
and/or you are "silly" to ask.

The trolling emergency will continue until you realize you have
become involved in the sport of "social scientist baiting."
Licenses are issued for this sport by the Association for the
Advancement of Concrete Categories. Trophies and awards are
presented by the AACC for the incitement and humiliation of
social scientists through the creative use of "fuzzy thinking"
and getting social scientists to rise to the bait of (and not
simply ignore) overgeneralized deterministic assertions which is
considered proof of the appeal of fuzzy thinking to social

The AACC's purpose is to discredit social science and the notion
of contingency in human behavior leaving the field clear for
linear deterministic models of human behavior from which can be
derived clear absolute value judgements about the right and
better (or best) way to live and consequently who lives the
absolutely right and best way and who lives wrong and inferioer
way, i.e. a hierarchy of human societies.

We currently have an Anthro-l trolling emergency. Like those in
the past, and all indigestible substances, it too will pass.
Alas, the presence of indigestible intellectual substances will
still be with us and thus further emergencies will occur.

So it goes.