Evolution and humans (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Monday, May 18, 2015, 18:49 (3204 days ago) @ Balance_Maintained


> tony: The reason that I fall short of calling Rome superior is perhaps because I have differing criteria as to what makes a group superior. ... If the only thing they were lacking was technology and bloodlust, I don't really think they were that inferior.-But at the time I am sure the conquered felt the Romans were superior, which differs from your viewpoint. 
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> Tony: Of course, I know you probably mean 'superior' in evolutionary terms, but I find that thinking in those terms lends itself to a peculiar form of bias. The same form of bias that led the Europeans and early Americans to nearly wipe out the Indians and to view and treat them as 'savages'.-Here you are correct. I had to grow up to recognize that point of view.


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