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Jared Diamond and the anthropologists : Gene Expression 
6th-Feb-2013 04:25 pm
Jared Diamond and the anthropologists : Gene Expression is a brief article explaining what many of us have realized some time ago: cultural anthropologists routinely talk nonsense, and won't give up doing so.

They'd rather be politcally aware and push their "all cultures are worthy of respect" meme, despite the damage that they do, or perhaps, in ignorance of the damage that they do.
7th-Feb-2013 12:02 pm (UTC)
I liked "Guns, Germs and Steel", but I think he's not talked much sense since.
8th-Feb-2013 02:04 am (UTC)
Guns, Germs & Steel was great in that it added to my knowledge of some parts of history: it would be lousy if it replaced it. Sadly, replacing seems to be the current goal in cultural anthropology.
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