Friday, October 29, 2010


From a 1957 article summarizing a 1887 debate that was pivotal in establishing Franz Boas as a central figure in anthropology:

"The opinions [Boas] expresses may justifiably be characterized as anti-scientific ... We belabor this point for we have so often heard of the rigor Boas brought to ethnology from his sojourn in physics. We are unable to see wherein he exhibits this rigor."

1 comment:

Charles P. Everitt said...

It should be noted that the 1957 article actually only has one author, so please read that "we" as a royal we: