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ANT 311 Mid-Term Examination Olivia Vilardi-Perez
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Section I Question A Kuznar states through numerous sources that generally scientific anthropology is an approach which finds observation, hypothecation, self-criticism, and destruction of bias based on theory and data collection in a melting pot at the forefront of the anthropologist’s mind. As a scientific anthropologist one wishes to further enhance his understanding of a specific matter through numerous methods and restudy. Francis Galton argues for Eugenics in his piece “Eugenics: Its Definition, Scope, and Aims.” He tries to explain that through eugenics we can improve the human stock. An important notion to gather from Galton is that he supports methodology. Unfortunately for Galton, his limitations seem to be that he allows his bias to get the best of his data set and allow that to influence his analysis and conclusions and that he makes major assumptions. He’s a perfect example, along with Malinowski, of how Benedict states, “no man looks at the world with pristine eyes” (Benedict 2). Malinowski’s journal
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This note was uploaded on 02/29/2012 for the course ANT 311 taught by Professor Alfonsocastro during the Fall '09 term at Syracuse.

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