1, three of our controversies, ( Yanomamo, ik Tasaday tribs) sell themselves as providing information on humans predilections by nature: i.e . Are we intrinscally violent, selfish or nice. Why did each of these researchers find this to be a good topics and how were these changed by their personalities or the era of their studies? Do you think these cultures really exhibited those traits or was it all spin? How much do you believe these studies are true?
2, sometimes these studies are meant to show that tribal people are more moral, or just have a bed I’ll social practices than more” civilized” people (Yanomamo, Tasaday), and sometimes that contact with the larger world corrupt tribal better? In what ways were Yanomamo and IK damaged by outside contacts?