Account Share

 

Thread by @OmanReagan: "This has a lot of replies asking for more information, specifically in the context of SETI. I'll share some papers in this thread. How did w […]"

, 3 tweets, 1 min read
This has a lot of replies asking for more information, specifically in the context of SETI. I'll share some papers in this thread.
How did we end up talking about civilizations through these ideas of "primitive" up to "advanced"? There's a lot of history behind the construction of the ideas, but I trace the current popular use of these ideas through the history of anthropology to European colonialism.
SETI has historically drawn on analogies from anthropology to explain cultural change, technological change, and first contact scenarios, however these analogies often rely on outdated theories and ideas instead of the most recent scholarship.
Missing some Tweet in this thread?
You can try to force a refresh.
This content can be removed from Twitter at anytime, get a PDF archive by mail!
This is a Premium feature, you will be asked to pay $30.00/year
for a one year Premium membership with unlimited archiving.
Don't miss anything from @OmanReagan,
subscribe and get alerts when a new unroll is available!
Did Thread Reader help you today?
Support us: We are indie developers! Read more about the story
Become a 💎 Premium member ($30.00/year) and get exclusive features!
Too expensive?
Make a small donation instead. Buy us a coffee ($5) or help for the server cost ($10):
Donate with 😘 Paypal or  Become a Patron 😍 on Patreon.com
Trending hashtags
Did Thread Reader help you today?
Support us: We are indie developers! Read more about the story
Become a 💎 Premium member ($30.00/year) and get exclusive features!
Too expensive?
Make a small donation instead. Buy us a coffee ($5) or help for the server cost ($10):
Donate with 😘 Paypal or  Become a Patron 😍 on Patreon.com