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GUEST,Fibula Mattock BS: Women in space (76* d) RE: BS: Women in space 29 Mar 01

Yeah, but I agree with Mrrzy on this aspect (though I'm not countering Penny's use of it). It's one of the things I have against anthropology (maybe just my archaeological bias) but sitting in our western society today there can be a tendancy to view other forms of society with different ways of life as inferior. There's also often a temptation to view past societies as being "primitive". Consider people expressing amazement that "oh, imagine, a society like that could build Stonehenge/the Pyramids/Roman roads etc!". We constantly underestimate the people of the past and write them off as "primitive" when most of the evidence I've seen seems to be to the contrary. Primitive in my wee Collins English Dictionary says: "of an early, simple stage of development; basic, crude" - but that's a subjective and relative definition.

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