Monday, 5 March 2018

Scientists staged a racist Olympics in 1904 to “prove” white superiority

quote [ But the participants of these “Anthropology Days” didn’t play along ]

And anthroplogy sure seemed cool to me
[SFW] [sports] [+2 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@1:16amGMT]


Kama-Kiri said @ 3:00pm GMT on 5th Mar
"Much of the research into indigenous peoples attempted to identify and categorize how “human” these humans really were."

1. far too many unnecessary air quotes in this article.
2. Western scientists examining the intellectual capacity of savages is not, in itself, reprehensible. Consider it progress of sorts ... a couple of generations earlier the question wouldn't have been considered worthy of study. Even having Anthropology Days at the Worlds Fair indicates a certain level of newfound public interest in native cultures.

I thought the author was in too much a hurry to apologize for/belittle the men and women of 100 years ago. In many respects they were quite enlightened, and could deservedly look back on the social progress over the preceeding 50 years with some degree of satisfaction.
snagUber said @ 5:49pm GMT on 5th Mar
1. I believe air quotes are done using fingers.
2. Maybe you forgot to use some to enclose the word "savages"
Hugh E. said[1] @ 6:13pm GMT on 5th Mar
Maybe you forgot to use some to enclose the word "savages"

See also

"newfound public interest"
"worthy of study"
"social progress"
Fish said @ 3:27am GMT on 5th Mar [Score:-5 Boring]
filtered comment under your threshold
Taxman said @ 4:46am GMT on 5th Mar [Score:1 Funsightful]
Hugh E. said @ 3:32am GMT on 5th Mar
The Big Fish Poop
cb361 said @ 7:53pm GMT on 5th Mar [Score:3]
5th Earth said @ 11:13pm GMT on 5th Mar
What I like best about this is that judging by his arm, this is not the first time this has happened, which means its definitely deliberate.
steele said @ 12:11am GMT on 6th Mar
Hand fishing. It's a thing. Catfisting, noodling.
rndmnmbr said @ 12:20am GMT on 6th Mar
I was born and raised in Oklahoma, I won't be ashamed to say I've gone noodling a time or two.

The exciting part was sticking your hand in a hole under muddy water, not knowing if it contained a catfish or a snapping turtle.
snagUber said @ 8:04am GMT on 7th Mar
I googled it. So it appears that noodling is not related to Pastafarism. Shame.
5th Earth said @ 12:27am GMT on 6th Mar
I'm aware of catfish noodling, but that's no catfish and judging by the arm wounds it's a fair bit nastier even than they are.
steele said @ 12:37am GMT on 6th Mar [Score:1 Informative]
Gotcha. Yeah, hand fishing isn't confined to just catfish.
cb361 said @ 6:59am GMT on 6th Mar
I saw that, but I assumed that it just some tattoo, based on the the assumption that once you’v had a fish try to eat your arm once, only a maniac would try it a second time.
biblebeltdrunk said @ 11:44am GMT on 7th Mar
I miss noodling.
cb361 said @ 12:46pm GMT on 7th Mar
You could buy some old-fashioned mouse-traps and play with those.

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