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To: dschapin
Normal is defined by the actions and beliefs of the group.

That depends. Some groups have no beliefs---animals, of course. Then, in human beings, it depends upon what group---those who strive to change human behavior, those who defy the controlling group, but themselves constitute a group. Take homosexuality, for an example, which group defines normality? Take cigarette smoking---which group defines normality?

37 posted on 04/16/2008 9:43:19 PM PDT by Rudder (Klinton-Kool-Aid FReepers prefer spectacle over victory.)
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To: Rudder

That is why eventually I define normal by the Bible and as you probably guessed I am not a big fan of social anthropology (though I apologize for being a bit of a jerk to you in my first post). But even on a sherely scientiffic basis many of the biggest claims by social anthropologists have been suspect at best.


38 posted on 04/16/2008 9:47:53 PM PDT by dschapin
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To: Rudder

To equate smoking cigarettes with homosexuality shows me the depth of your intellect.

I don’t smoke, but posts like yours make smoking seem attractive, if only for the “GET STUFFED” quotient.


43 posted on 04/16/2008 10:53:03 PM PDT by Don W (To write with a broken pencil is pointless.)
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To: Rudder

In a leftist society,

those who can get the most people behind them to put them in power “define normality”.


55 posted on 04/17/2008 6:37:59 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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