Hi Raymon, you wrote: If the doctrine which holds that moving forward in evolution is directly tied to race, was changed - and the word culture replacedMessage 1 of 125 , Apr 1, 2004View SourceHi Raymon, you wrote:"If the doctrine which holds that moving forward in evolution is directly tied to race, was changed - and the word 'culture' replaced 'race' - would that be an acceptable formulation?"It wouldn't be completely "acceptable" to me, but it wouldn't be racist. The formulation only becomes racist when it is explicitly tied to race."Up until a century ago the two were virtually synonymous anyway, so the doctrine would remain essentially intact even with this word change."I partly disagree with that. It is true that racists a century ago routinely conflated race and culture (not to mention language and ethnicity). But there were vocal critics of this conflation from the mid-nineteenth century onward. Steiner ignored the critics and swallowed this conflation hook, line, and sinker."It can easily be argued that 'culture' is in fact what was meant."You don't need to argue that point with me, as I already agree that Steiner "meant" cultures when he talked about races. But he plainly also meant races in the biological sense. He simply failed to distinguish the two much of the time. That is one of the hallmarks of racist thought, historically speaking.Peter
... Dottie ... questions ... Raymon, can you answer the question above sometime soon? Do you think Dr. Steiner was a racist? Have you read Staudenmaiers EcoMessage 125 of 125 , Apr 27, 2004View Source
> But what has this sort of thing to do with the debate at
> > hand?
> Wanted to know where you were coming from with your comments thatquestions
> seem to point that you think Staudenmaier correct that Dr. Steiner
> was a racist? Do you consider that to be true? I have other
> but I guess I would like to have these questions answered regardingRaymon, can you answer the question above sometime soon? Do you think
> the doctrine before I go on further.
Dr. Steiner was a racist? Have you read Staudenmaiers Eco paper? And
if so have you checked the references to realities of the Doctors
work? And if so have you not noted the two or three word quote with a
Staudenmaier interpretation of said quote as if the Doctor stated
And if you do consider Dr. Steiner a racist what the hell are you
doing following such a man? Do you agree with any aspects that you
consider racist in Dr. Steiners work? Do you find yourself outside
the mainstream of Anthroposophy according to how others view his
work? What is the most important aspect of the Doctors work you think
serves the future of humanity? How do you feel about Sophia making
her reappearance center stage?
Come on Sophia,