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Do you see Anthropology as a serious science?

  1. Jun 26, 2017 #1
    I have become invested in Anthropology since the second half of 2016. Now while I say I find Anthropology not serious, I exclude the genetic side of things since that is of course real. Also the historical and archaeological basis behind it. What I am referring to is the racial/physical side of things; do you see it as serious scientific business?
     
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  3. Jun 26, 2017 #2

    Evo

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    What about forensic anthropology?

    http://www.dictionary.com/browse/forensic-anthropology
     
  4. Jun 26, 2017 #3

    Drakkith

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    What exactly does this mean?
     
  5. Jun 26, 2017 #4
    ^It means things like phenotype classification. Such as the act of racial classification types; for instance racial types in listed in Carlton Coon's books.
     
  6. Jun 26, 2017 #5

    Drakkith

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    I think my knowledge of anthropology is so small that I'm not going to be able to participate in this conversation. I'll bow out now. Have a nice day all.
     
  7. Jun 26, 2017 #6

    Evo

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    We're not going there, that's starting from 1939. It's racist and we don't do racist here.

    From wikipedia

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carleton_S._Coon#Reception
     
  8. Jun 26, 2017 #7

    Evo

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    So yes, anthropology is a real science. This thread will end now before it goes down the drain.
     
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