Re: (Fwd) Re: guidelines/ethics

Eugene Leitl (
Fri, 20 Dec 1996 22:48:33 +0100 (MET)

On Wed, 18 Dec 1996, Kathryn Aegis wrote:

> At any rate, the differences you describe above are due to
> socialization, inculturation and religious indoctrination process
> more than anything ingrained in the biological structure. Even if
> there are traces of our evolutionary past remaining, the vast spectra
> of mating rituals that take place in various cultures verifies that
> it can be overcome quite easily.

Evidence, please. Sweeping generalizations do not count. Sufficient
structural differences are on record, evolution theory predictions show
good congruence. "Vast spectrum", "overcome quite easily?". Sorry, I
don't think so. (Again anectdotal evidence does not qualify).