Not ‘Noble’, not ‘Brutal,’ not ‘Savage’: Why Steven Pinker, Like Jared Diamond, Is Wrong

Why Steven Pinker, Like Jared Diamond, Is Wrong.

Stephen Corry picks apart a recent example of ‘cherry-picking’ anthropology at the expense of tribal peoples.

We are all tribal to some extent. It’s a basic urge in us to belong to a comprehensible subset of our much larger species. But it is very easy to justify inhumanity and compromise objectivity by arranging our ‘tribes’ as somehow superior to those of others.

Shining examples of sociopathic behavior are not confined to any tribe, any more than examples of truly humane behavior. Keep your heart open. Peace, Peace, Peace.

Why Steven Pinker, Like Jared Diamond, Is Wrong

http://helgaleena.mylivepage.com/blog/141/3527

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One Response to “Not ‘Noble’, not ‘Brutal,’ not ‘Savage’: Why Steven Pinker, Like Jared Diamond, Is Wrong”

  1. Survival International Says:

    A full-length annotated version of the Truthout article can be read on Survival’s webpage, where we explore the myth of the ‘Brutal Savage’ further.

    http://www.survivalinternational.org/articles/3289

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