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I object!

#1  Postby bvanevery » Nov 04, 2015 7:08 pm

Web surfing led me to this site. I saw an "Anthropology" forum. I thought oh goody, I've got a B.A. in that! Then I read the forum description: "Discuss various aspects of ancient civilizations and humanity in general." I object! 'Cuz I got a Sociocultural Anthropology degree. As I learned it as an undergrad at Cornell U., Anthropology is a 4-field discipline comprising Physical Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology, Archaeology, and Linguistic Anthropology. The forum description is strongly biased towards Physical and Archaeological. Sociocultural Anthropology, in contrast, is the study of live human groups. Maybe you think that can be lumped under "humanity in general", but I'm noticing the first page of posts I'm looking at strongly confirm the Physical / Archaeological bias. Could you please come up with a more inclusive description if you're going to call something an "Anthropology" forum? I hope as I go through older posts I won't be disappointed.
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#2  Postby campermon » Nov 04, 2015 8:05 pm

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#3  Postby BlackBart » Nov 04, 2015 8:17 pm

How is 'humanity in general' not inclusive? :scratch: Having said that I think you'll be able to post about any old flavour of anthropology you please and if anyone gets out their pram about it, just laugh and point. :thumbup:
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#4  Postby bvanevery » Nov 05, 2015 1:48 am

Maybe it's like a biologist coming to a forum and hearing a "biology" forum is about "bacteria and everything else about living things" ? Why a special emphasis on bacteria? As someone reasonably well versed in a particular academic discipline, it definitely makes me wince.
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#5  Postby ScholasticSpastic » Nov 05, 2015 3:27 am

bvanevery wrote:Maybe it's like a biologist coming to a forum and hearing a "biology" forum is about "bacteria and everything else about living things" ? Why a special emphasis on bacteria? As someone reasonably well versed in a particular academic discipline, it definitely makes me wince.

Bacteria are the predominant form of life on Earth. Definitely worth singling them out. If you're talking about biology and you're not talking about bacteria, are you even talking about biology? ;)
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#6  Postby bvanevery » Nov 05, 2015 3:47 am

Look all snark aside, there's a lot more to Anthropology as a discipline than "ancient civilizations".
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#7  Postby Wimsey » Nov 05, 2015 4:37 am

Say something interesting about linguistics then. Or about anything you like. Just say something interesting fcs!
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#8  Postby BlackBart » Nov 05, 2015 6:08 am

bvanevery wrote:Look all snark aside, there's a lot more to Anthropology as a discipline than "ancient civilizations".


No, there's all that 'humanity in general' too!
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#9  Postby Made of Stars » Nov 05, 2015 10:28 am

bvanevery wrote:Look all snark aside, there's a lot more to Anthropology as a discipline than "ancient civilizations".

Yeah, but that's the interesting stuff...

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#10  Postby bvanevery » Nov 06, 2015 3:24 am

I think I'll just find a serious anthropology forum instead.
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#11  Postby laklak » Nov 06, 2015 3:27 am

Probably a good idea.
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#12  Postby Fallible » Nov 06, 2015 10:16 am

And with that, he was gone.
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#13  Postby BlackBart » Nov 06, 2015 10:26 am

I wonder what anthropologists will make of this thread in years to come. :scratch:
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#14  Postby chairman bill » Nov 06, 2015 10:31 am

BlackBart wrote:... just laugh and point. :thumbup:


I think you'll find that any critical study of human behaviour here, wil reveal that we generally point & laugh
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#15  Postby Fallible » Nov 06, 2015 11:40 am

I'm an outlier, I smile and wave.
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#16  Postby laklak » Nov 06, 2015 10:17 pm

I knew Margarete Mead's granddaughter, went to uni with her. That makes me an expert.
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#17  Postby chairman bill » Nov 06, 2015 11:24 pm

Fallible wrote:I'm an outlier, I smile and wave.

You're not so much an outlier, more just wrong. :smile:
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#18  Postby Fallible » Nov 07, 2015 8:15 am

Well harrumph!
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#19  Postby BlackBart » Nov 07, 2015 10:13 am

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#20  Postby The_Piper » Nov 07, 2015 1:02 pm

laklak wrote:I knew Margarete Mead's granddaughter, went to uni with her. That makes me an expert.

Do you guys actually call it uni in Florida, or are you just speaking the language for all the UKians on the forum? :lol:
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