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2007/2/23, Antonielly Garcia Rodrigues <[log in to unmask]>:
> On 2/23/07, Rex May <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Let's start simple  a cannibalistic culture is worse, in that aspect, than an non-cannibalistic
> > culture.  And I give no weight to disagreement from cannibals:)
> >
>
> Yes, that is one of the simplest cases, but simplest does not mean
> simple. You were very prudent when you added the expression "in that
> aspect" to your sentence. We could discard the cannibalistic practice,
> but there could be a lot of elements in that culture that could
> benefit our own culture. Their knowledge on medicinal plants, their
> nutrition habits and their artistic expressions (e.g. paintings, folk
> music) would be possible elements that could improve our own culture
> if borrowed. The conclusion is that culture judgement is not a
> black-and-white issue. I think it is a good argument for all of us to
> use when we find islamophobic and xenophobic people.
>
> Antonielly Garcia Rodrigues
>

Yes, I find Rex's line of thought a bit odd. In WWII perhaps we could
have made an argument for the extermination of German culture
considering the harm they were bringing to the world. But lo and
behold, people are able to change.

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