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Jared Diamond is the most politically correct scientist I have ever read. He prostrates himself to all non Europeans to gain their favor and sell his books. I tired reading Germs, Guns and Steel again last night but I keep running into this nauseating PC stuff that keeps me from moving forward.
Page 19 - describes one explanation that suggests that the Europeans that settled Australia built a literate
industrialized society primarily because they were fundamentally different -- "to establish that the difference between Aboriginal Australian and European societies arose from difference between the people themselves. Then he says
"The objection to such racist explanations is not just that they are loathsome,
but also that they are wrong."
But one page over on page 21 he states "My perspective
on the controversy comes from 33 years of working with New Guineans in their
own intact societies. From the very
beginning of my work with New Guineans in their own intact societies. From the very beginning of my work with New
Guineans, they impressed me as being on the average more intelligent, more
alert, more expressive, and more interested in things and people around them than
the average European or American is."
So if we take the position that Europeans are better, we are racists but
if we take the position (that is, agree with Diamond) that New Guineans are
better it is not racist. How can people sit by and not be upset with this concept. Why is it ok to be a racist toward whites but not toward others. Am I the only one that gets worked up over this nonsense?