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--- Tim May <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

>  > You don't have to be terribly
>  > advanced to find your fellowman primitive!
> > You just have to have an attitude of
> > superiority.
>
> Did they?

They certainly held no great esteem for many
American natives!

> As long as they're aware of the concept of an
> invisible force that
> causes sickness and death which emanates from
> certain places and
> materials, then they can in principle be made
> to understand that
> that's what they're being warned away from.

Ancient superstition!

> They don't necessarily
> need to understand the physical processes
> involved.

Of course, but this presumes that they're simply
willing to let things lie. Human history should
teach us one thing: people don't let things lie!

Padraic.


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