With so much to comment on in the last few weeks, I guess it’s only natural that there should be a lull at this time of year. No spectacular, media-worthy claims. No ancient thises or thats for The Subversive Archaeologist to pooh-pooh.
I’m watching the news ticker go ’round and ’round, and the best I can find is a socialist web-zine that’s using all of the recent claims about Neanderthals to argue that for several hundred thousand years we’ve been less guided by our genes than by our awareness of the (mostly) arbitrarily assigned social meaning of blue jeans.
27 December 2011
I’m guessing that the purpose for putting this on the World Socialist Web Site (published by the International Committee of the Fourth International) is that the social Darwinists (read biological determinists) are still haunting the consciousness of the Darwinian socialists.
Go ahead. Have a read. It’s good propaganda for the claimed existence of Neanderthal culture (and we all know how truthful propaganda can be).