Re: Chunking intelligence functions

From: Lee Corbin (
Date: Thu May 10 2001 - 15:59:39 MDT

Neal Blaikie wrote:

>Lee Corbin wrote:
>> Would you please give some examples from "the vast body of
>> anthropological work... not influenced by her"? (Thanks!)
>I wish I could, but I can't! I'm not trying to be evasive,
>but this statement was more anecdotal than factual.

Yeah, well after I wrote that I thought of some of the famous
anthropologists doing field work, like Raymond Dart and Konrad
Lorenz. They sure weren't afraid to rock the boat, and if
they were unduly influenced by the Boas school, it didn't show.

>As for the vehemence directed against Freeman, this is just

Well, I once heard from a reliable source that Freeman is
considered a nut case by his colleagues---not that this
has anything to do with his research per se, but perhaps it
does help explain some of the animosity towards him that we
see. If that's true, then certainly it's unfortunate that
he personally is the spokesman for debunking of Mead's work.

Lee Corbin

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