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Darwin-L Message Log 2:59 (October 1993)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<2:59>From LANGDON@GANDLF.UINDY.EDU  Mon Oct 11 10:10:59 1993

Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1993 10:10:59 -0500
From: "JOHN LANGDON"  <LANGDON@GANDLF.UINDY.EDU>
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Re: WATER BABIES

In message <01H3Z3HRJGR4920LKY@vax.clarku.edu>  writes:
> It is Elaine Morgan.
> The Descent of Woman.
> Quite an interesting book. Much of the theory has great validity based
> upon available evidence.
> 	However, perhaps the most salient aspect of the text is that
> 	it uncovers the social consructions of Naked Apeism!
> Worth a read.

Yes, but it is ripe for social deconstruction itself. Its primary value was a
counterbalance to the male-dominated perspectives of DeVore, Morris, Ardrey, et
al., of the 1960's. Since that was accomplished, it has little value in serious
anthropology.

JOHN H. LANGDON      email LANGDON@GANDLF.UINDY.EDU
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY    FAX  (317) 788-3569
UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS   PHONE (317) 788-3447
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46227

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