SV: SV: Paired Horse and PIE breakup

Paul Kekai Manansala kekai at JPS.NET
Sun Nov 8 20:43:00 UTC 1998

Lars Martin Fosse wrote:
> Paul Kekai Manansala wrote:

> Could you be more specific here? What is the Mt. Ararat origin, where is it described? Furthermore, which easily refutable genetic and anthropological theories are mysteriously backed up by linguistics?

Well at the risk of annoying Miguel and others, the Nostratic theory
and Greenberg's new theories (which demolish his old classification).
The theories of demic diffusion reach their extreme in the example of
the Kennewick Man controversy.  A lot of this is just old "Aryan"
diffusionist theory in new packaging.

> Also, it is more an idea of Western outlook altogether.  If there is a
> tendency in academia to see Western culture as superior and central, how
> can we trust any segment of it to be totally free of that bias?
> The idea of Western superiority in academic matters seems to be shared by other peoples than Westerners.

I'm referring to cultural superiority, although I'm don't think I agree
with your analysis of Western academic standards.  Either way, that
would not excuse bias in scholarship.  Try reading Schlesinger's _The
Disuniting of America_, which claims that Eurocentrism is not so bad
after all since the superiority of Western value systems if manifest.

> If you read eugenics literature closely, you will find that there is a
> strong bias toward racial genetic inferiority/superiority.
> Again, could you please supply us with the most central book titles?

Try G.K. Chesterton's _Eugenics and Other Evils_.  Barry Mehler is an
active writer on eugenics at the present.  The very existence of terms
like "racial hygiene" and "race betterment" in eugenics literature
illustrates the importance of race.

Paul Kekai Manansala

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