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New documents add to evidence that former ⁦@ucsantabarbara#anthropology prof Danielle Kurin intended to deceive a grieving mother into thinking Kurin had found the remains of her missing teenaged son. Story update soon.…
1/ The documents indicate that Kurin deliberately misrepresented the identity of a graduate student she had enlisted to “peer review” her findings that she had found the missing boy, by identifying her as a “professor.” This was doubly duplicitous because the grad student…
Was entirely dependent on Kurin for completing her PhD thesis and Kurin was on her PhD committee. 2/ The documents indicate that Kurin repeatedly attempted to dissuade the boy’s mother from having the remains DNA tested, claiming falsely that this would destroy the bones…
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I appreciate this thread for what it's explaining (namely environmental change becoming normalized due to short cultural memories)


There's a pretense here: that it's a common human experience. No, it's not. There were tribes *living* in the Americas in 1620.
Terra preta, companion planting, contour farming... Literally millions of humans lived in the regions that forest map shows as 'pristine' and they were regularly engaging in agriculture. In fact that's what we call it in anthropology: "The Pristine Wilderness Myth".
This is where the lie "humans are the virus" originates. This is where the primitivists, and their false assertions about returning to cave-men status will 'restore the balance', comes from.

Thousands of cultures worked just fine with the environment that surrounded them.
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K, as news of The Paper (and fallout) filters outside #anthrotwitter, I think it's worth considering this was a failure on multiple levels not just QR's #PeerReview.

Ex: The Society for Visual Anth awarded him "Best Student Film" in 2021, for the same thing. Society for Visual Anthropo...
I'm not pleased to draw more attention to this, knowing there's a good chance it will hinder my own work.

I'm angry. I know so many who got rejected for lifting up voices that deserved to be heard, while this... whatever it is made the cut, repeatedly.

I keep seeing retweets of critiques that say things like "serious lack of self-reflexivity" or "inept methodology".

I gotta ask, why is anyone giving him the benefit of the doubt? Why were so many people who found out about this paper critiquing it like it was any other essay?
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Anti-authoritarian and anarchist Visions. Tweets, Texts, books, debates sources... Thread
#anarchism #anarchy #thread
What is anarchism? - Alexander Berkman…
What Is Anarchism? An Introduction

Donald Rooum and Freedom Press (ed.)…
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Sooo here's a thing:

In a thread about subtextual white supremacy, I discussed how European sanitation during the Colonial Period was not exactly fantastic.

A few 'historians' impolitely disagreed. The implication was Natives were nothing to brag about. Let's explore:

It all centered around historical records of people visiting Versailles, complaining about the lack of public toilet facilities, and being generally flabbergasted (read: nauseated) by the overall smell of the place. Some 'historians' in my mentions were NOT happy.
One was so pissed off I would even suggest Louis XIV's palace wasn't a place I'd care to have dinner, they started sending me paintings and drawings of women from the time peeing into bowls. No joke. I don't know *why* they thought I'd be in to watersports, but there it was.
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🧵THREAD on #Hungary, ever-expanding

Impressions by a Hungarian artist living in 🇭🇺, so that you can have a glimpse of how our life is like: #photos, #videos, #music, #food, #events, #culture, #traditions, #architecture, #sports, #people, #tourism, etc.

No politics.

Enjoy! Budapest, 2022.04.26.  Koss...
A May Monday in #Hungary, 2022.05.23:
1: #Dunakanyar #DanubeBend,
2-3: #Budapest, Szt. István (St. Stephen's) Park,
4: Deák Ferenc utca (also called Fashion Street)

#Magyarország #travel ImageImageImageImage
A signature #Hungarian food to try when visiting #Hungary:
lángos (laan-gosh)

Deep-fried bread dough, often eaten with any combination of garlic, sourcream & cheese

(Not for the #health conscious, but I'd also have it occasionally)

#travel #gastronomy
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मधुबाला चट्टोपाध्याय✨

मानववंशशास्त्रज्ञ किंवा मानव जातीचा अभ्यास करणाऱ्या या मूळच्या पश्चिम बंगालच्या सध्या ६१वर्षाच्या असलेल्या यांच्या कामगिरीचे किंवा धाडसाचे करावे तेवढे कौतुक कमीच आहे.अंदमानच्या बेटांवर अजूनही काही आदिवासी लोकं राहतात ज्यांना आपल्या जगाशी
काहींही देणें घेणें नाही.या साठी अंदमानच्या North Sentinel या बेटाला एक संरक्षित क्षेत्र म्हणून अगोदरच घोषित केलेलं आहे.या समुहाबद्दल त्यांना कमालीची उत्सुकता होती. वयाच्या १२व्या वर्षीच यांच्या जीवनाविषयी कुतूहुल वाटू लागले होते.हेच धेय्य ठेवून त्यांनी #anthropology मध्ये
स्वतःची Phd केली.ही लोकं कोणालाही त्यांच्या बेटांवर येऊ देत नाही आणि आली तर मारून देखील टाकतात.त्यांचे संपूर्ण जीवन नैसर्गिक असते.याचा अभ्यास करण्यासाठी म्हणून त्या ४जानेवारी१९९१मध्ये अंदमानच्या सेंटीनेलिज आदिवासीं बरोबर शांततापूर्ण भेट घेण्याच्या एका पथकाच्या त्यासदस्या बनल्या
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"We evolved to be physically active. But most of us avoid physical activity."

The Active Grandparents Hypothesis

Daniel Lieberman, @Harvard

SFI Colloquium, streaming now:
"We evolved from #apes and apes are couch potatoes."

Daniel Lieberman, @Harvard

SFI Colloquium, streaming now:

#evolution #hominin #anthropology #physiology
"Your average hunter-gatherer walks from New York to LA every year."

Daniel Lieberman, @Harvard

SFI Colloquium, streaming now:
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#Hobbit-like human ancestors thought to have gone extinct 12,000 years ago might still be hiding away in #Indonesia, an anthropologist has claimed.


📸: Stuart Hay, ANU

Thread. 👇 Image
In 2004, late anthropologist Mire Morwood discovered #fossils of a tiny species of hominin on Flores, an #Indonesian island.

Named Homo floresiensis & dating back to the late #Pleistocene, this was a contemporary of early modern humans in Southeast Asia.

📸: Peter Brown Image
The diminutive hominin bore a resemblance to the australopithecines and even chimps to some extent.

Considering the kind of attention that #LordOfTheRings garnered in the early 2000s, it was only natural that the fun-sized H. floresiensis be nicknamed after #TheHobbit.
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"If we’re going to face up to the seemingly insurmountable tasks ahead, hope isn’t a luxury; it’s a necessity." "Imagining a better future ... isn’t about escaping from reality, it’s about finding your way when you're feeling lost."--Peter Hemminger…
Elegant Six-Page Proof Reveals the Emergence of Random Structure | Quanta Magazine…
#KahnKalaiConjecture, #MathematicalProof, #EmergentStructures, #RandomSets
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"#Ritual. #Narrative. #Context. #TemporalStability. In short, everything missing from the connected isolation of #DigitalDisconnectivity is the antidote to its corrosion of community." -- Nathan Gardels…
What pricing the value of a combat death reveals about war - The Blind Spot…
#CombatDeath, #CostOfWar, #CombatantValue
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1/n 🧵 ICYMI "Scaling of Hunter-Gatherer Camp Size and Human Sociality"

New paper (@UChicagoPress) led by José Lobo (@ASU) & co-authored by a team incl. SFI's @BettencourtLuis (@miurbanchicago) & Scott Ortman (@CUBoulder), result of an SFI working group:… Image
This new research deploys #ScalingLaw insights to understand the population-density driven transition from temporary hunter-gatherer settlements to permanent sedentary city life.

Previous research on the impact of densification on the transition into city life has yielded conflicting results, some suggesting that hunter-gatherer groups actually thin out as they scale. (In what ways might this reflect transitions in the scaling of microbial organisms?) Image
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/12/2021…
Fans Pour Funding—and Faith—Into a Hit Drama About Jesus…

#entertainment, #movies, #TheChosen, #ChristianThemes
Reductionism vs. emergence: Are you “nothing but” your atoms?…

#emergence, #reductionism, #science, #philosophy
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/28/2021…
Smallpox vials found at Montgomery County lab, but ‘there is no basis for being worried’…

#smallpox #laboratories #InfectionRisk
Satellites offer new ways to study ecosystems—and maybe even save them…

#RemoteSensing #SatelliteTechnology #EcosystemsHealth #CorrectiveAction
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“White People Did Not Exist On Planet Eartt Until 1681.”

“The notion of White People is not derived from biology.”

“White supremacy has been embedded in the United States of America since its founding as a matter of law.”

— Dr. Jacqueline Battalora Image
"The Atlantic slave trade was well under way before there even was such a thing as the “Black Race” or the “White Race,” both previously being a host of various nationalities, ethnicities, religions, cultures, languages, and phenotypical features."…
Never forget or minimize this...

“the system of racialised perpetual hereditary chattel slavery that was developed in the New World by Europeans has NO EQUIVALENT
in history."

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Thank you @IWS_Network for giving me the opportunity to share my #story 💜 ! This a part of Voices Without Frontiers program… #IWS #WomenInSTEM #VoicesIWS #ecology #conservation #biodiversity
I was born in #saopaulo, #Brazil’s largest city, very different from the #Amazon Rainforest & Rio! See me and a #samauma, the most famous Amazon tree 🌳
Also me & @IsabelaHissa in front of Sao Paulo’s #MASP (Modern Art Museum) & me and my mom in #Rio! #VoiceIWS @IWS_Network Image
I can say I lived in a great #rainforest because Sao Paulo & most of the coast of Brazil are in the Atlantic Forest 🌴🌺🐍. It is one of the 34 world’s #hotspots of #biodiversity, with more than 1500 plant species and 90% of original area loss. #VoiceIWS @IWS_Network Source: https://www.e-educa...
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ICYMI: The settlement in the $18 million defamation suit Danielle Kurin filed against me for my truthful reporting on her misconduct is now null and void, but the lawsuit itself has been dismissed with prejudice. Kurin now has bigger problems.…
Will the Santa Barbara County Sheriff charge Kurin with violating the CA Health and Safety Code for failing to report her finding of human remains for 2 months?…
By violating the agreement we had come to, in which I made a major concession to her in exchange for publication of a document that showed my reporting was right, Kurin has badly damaged her own interests, something she does habitually. This story is far from over.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/11/2021…
Yacht Full of Climate Scientists Plots Giant Sea Gate to Save Manhattan…

#ClimateChange #mitigation #manhattan #SeaGate
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