Spike Jones wrote:
> "Peter C. McCluskey" wrote:
> > Many cultures in Africa seem to have use a definition of intelligence that
> > emphasizes things such as slowness (i.e. deliberation) and respect for
> > society's ways.
> As in intelligence = respect for society's ways? Oh man, Peter
> by that definition I would be as stupid as a boiled rutabaga. I have
> very little respect for tradition. It could all go in the trash and I
> would never miss it. Glad I dont live there.
I'm not surprised. Such a view of 'intelligence' is inherent in a
culture that is overwhelmingly tribalistic. Their society is not
scientific, not technological in any sense of having true home grown
technological base. Thus, innovation and creativity are threats to the
stasism of tribalistic memes.
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