4204[XTalk] Re: The Miracle Maker
- Apr 1, 2000Bob Schacht wrote:
>Although all you say is true, you would not require geographical
> At 07:42 PM 03/31/00 , you wrote:
> >Oh, honestly! Surely Political Correctness does not require us to
> >pretend that there are no physiognomic markers for stable,
> >geographically identifiable ethnic groups! ...
> Oh, honestly! Being "geographically identifiable" is useless. New York is
> geographically identifiable, but is not exactly the kind of place to look
> for stable ethnic groups. As for being "stable," please remember that
> Palestine sits at the juncture of two continents, and at the time of Jesus
> this crossroads was ruled by people from a third continent (Europe.) This
> is just about the worst possible place (other than New York city, maybe) to
> expect any kind of stable physiognomic markers to develop. Besides, you
> have your terminology wrong. One of the few situations in which
> physiognomic markers of ethnic groups have any hope of being identifiable
> is where they are geographically *isolated,* not merely geographically
> "identifiable," and as I have pointed out, Palestine is anything but
> geographically isolated. It is not political correctness that requires us
> to pretend anything, but thinking of physiognomic markers of Jews as being
> stable that requires pretending quite a lot.
when there was social and religiously motivated sexual isolation. I
know how valid ethnologist Carlton Coon's "Noble Semitic"
are since I never read his paper on this, assuming there is one.
taybutheh d'maran yeshua masheecha am kulkon
sharing a meal for free.
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