Evolution and humans (Evolution)

by David Turell @, Monday, May 18, 2015, 18:49 (2077 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.

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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