AnthropologistsPosted: March 27, 2004
I tried to post my comment about tech geeks having extended dry runs to your
website but it kept telling me I needed some sort of security clearance, which
I didn’t understand since I’ve posted in the past. Anyways, I just wanted to
let you know it’s not only techies who have this issue; anthropologists do as
well! And our problem is further complicated by the fact we reseearch people
while you deal with electronics; screwing around while doing field work is not
recommended but it’s often the only you-know-what we get! The rest of the
time we’re locked away in our library study carral. Ah, the things we must
sacrifice in the name of science! They need to make a reality show “Who wants
to marry a PhD candidate?”; it’s the only prayer I have of finding someone to
procreate with at this point! Feel free to post this on your website if I
haven’t depressed you too much by now.
>> Yes the comments don’t work on the site. 🙂 I need a particular perl
>> module which is missing on my host machine. Since the college owns and
>> administers the machine, I am waiting for them to drag their feet over
>> this matter… they have not begun dragging yet, which is mysterious.
>> Normally, they immediately get into dragging their feet and making
>> excuses on why it cannot be done, however, this time they have chosen
>> not to reply altogether. Mostly, that is a snub. However, graduate
>> studies has made me learn not to take snubs to personally.
>> Onto the point,
>> I am sorry to hear that Anthropologists also show a lack of skill in
>> procreation, which also means that they will be extinct very soon.
>> Therefore, no one will be left over to study the extinction (might I add
>> under similar circumstances) of the passive, technology-biased urban
>> male aka. the Geek. Some clever scientists, on examining this conundrum,
>> might suggest that cross-breeding between anthropologists and geeks
>> might be a solution to create a Symbiosis to extend survival. They may
>> further suggest that an added bonus is the possibility of greater
>> biodiversity, since geeks are then encouraged to stop spending so much
>> time with stupid little gadgets, thus the premise. However, on taking a
>> step back and on examination of the evidence, I fear such cross-breeding
>> may only lead to an acceleration of the demise of the entire species and
>> their replacement by cyborgs as was documented in the famous series
>> Now I hope your not depressed 😉 ! Oh well I should go now, no wonder I
>> don’t get enough time to write my thesis!
Indeed, nature favors diversity. But in the case of two people both gifted
intellectually in different respects mating, you may be putting the future
offspring at risk for hypercephaly (basically, a really big head). This would
then put such a person at a risk of recieving wedgies growing up & probably
will lessen his or her chances for breeding even more than the parents of said
While the computer geek spends all of his waking hours fiddling with various
electronic things, the anthropologist cannot enjoy a simple cup of coffee
without overanalyzing spacial structures and order patterning among certain
groups. If a computer geek were to get “hit on”, he would probably not notice
but rather think of how the pattern on the woman’s shirt reminds him of some
code he has to complete. Likewise, an anthropologist, when approached by a
member of the opposite (or same) sex, would probably think of how his brow
ridge is rather prominent, much like that of a Neanderthal.
In fact, as I sit here typing this e-mail to you I’m thinking about how it is
this conversation started: in a cyber community of the people who visit your
website. Your lines of code to me become a “village” to interact with. So
the geekiness continues!