Monday, September 17, 2007

Dobzhansky on anthropology   posted by p-ter @ 9/17/2007 07:19:00 PM

John Hawks has a series of great quotes from a 1963 article by Dobzhansky on the interplay between genetic and cultural evolution. How about this:
Being an anthropologist only by avocation, I may perhaps venture to claim for anthropology more than most anthropologists dare claim for themselves. The ultimate function of anthropology is no less than to provide the knowledge requisite for the guidance of human evolution
Rather ambitious, no?

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