An extreme specimen of Homo negrothugathletensis
Jonathan J. writes:
The story of football player Maurice Clarett is a perfect example of the thug life of continous dsyfunction you have been writing about.LA replies:
With the exception that Clarett seems to have straightened himself out after serving in prison for planning a murder. But can we really believe that he read Tolstoy, Confucius, and Forbes when he was in prison? It sounds like the familiar lie about black “honor students” that Tom Wolfe skewered in Bonfire of the Vanities.
For those who did not get it, Homo negrothugathletensis is a rough pun on Homo neanderthalensisDecember 14
M. Jose writes:
Technically, shouldn’t it be Homo sapiens negrothugathletensis, seeing as Neanderthals are now regarded as a subspecies rather than as a separate species? ;)LA replies:
That was the way I originally posted it, but it was unwieldy in the three-word form, so I changed it to two words.LA continues:
On the isssue of Neanderthals, I do not accept the recent twist in hominid taxonomy, contradicting the previous long-held view, which says that Neanderthals are Homo sapiens. Clearly that is wrong. Their skull is too different—dramatically, fundamentally different—from ours. They are a obviously a different being from us. I think that the re-classification of Neanderthals as part of Homo sapiens is largely an expression of egalitarian ideology, as so many of the “findings” in the very degraded sciences are nowadays.Max P. writes:
After reading the article about the former Ohio State football player Maurice Clarett, I researched his biography on Wikipedia. I found this passage interesting:LA replies:
It’s hardly an aberration. Just this week we have this Woodard fellow who came from a well-to-do background and became a criminal and was assassinated by other criminals.
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