Insights of Anthropology

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Review Article Pages 309-324

Covid-19, Isolation, Mammalian Dispersal Patterns, Urban Density, Social Distancing and Mass Psychogenic Disease

Authors: Niccolo Caldararo, Ph.D

Abstract: Similarities between past Mass Psychogenic Disease events and mass behavior during the Covid-19 pandemic are compared. Isolation of mass populations in typically dense urban areas are examined as an unusually condition that could form initial stimulation for MPD. Psychological factors like uncertainty, confused political discourse, blaming of subgroups and minorities as well as rival political or religious groups could also be motivations.

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Perspective Pages 306-308

Notes on a Possible Application of the Notion of Assimilation in History

Authors: Giuseppe Iurato

Abstract: In this brief note, we stand out a possible application of the historical anthropology notion of assimilation to history, with a particular attention to some decolonization aspects and other socio-anthropological phenomena.

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Perspective Pages 303-305

Paradoxical Support for the So-Called

Authors: Bruce Rothschild

Abstract: The "osteological paradox" has seemingly been utilized as a mechanism to permit promulgation of speculations, compromising their testing and falsification. Such repetition of consensus-based opinions has achieved the status of almost religiously-observed mythologies. The "osteological paradox" would seem to offer an argument to denigrate evidence-based studies - if that speculation, and it is only unsubstantiated speculation, actually had evidential support.

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Review Article Pages 297-302

The Kreyol Reading Room

Authors: Paul C Mocombe

Abstract: The purpose of this work is threefold. First, using a structurationist approach, phenomenological structuralism, to understanding the constitution of society and practical consciousness, I argue that Haiti’s current educational model is a colonial one, an ideological apparatus established by a French-speaking minority (comprador bourgeoisie), the mulatto elites and petit-bourgeois blacks

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Perspective Pages 294-296

Mocombeian Antihumanism

Authors: Paul C Mocombe

Abstract: In the age of neoliberal (postindustrial) globalization social integration takes place, paradoxically, through the identity politics of postmodernism and poststructuralism on the one hand, and the continuous atomization of the human subject in (neo)liberalism on the other. This process, for me, is a continuation of the humanist ideology of liberalism and a humanist reactionism among previously discriminated against others seeking equality of opportunity, recognition

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Perspective Pages 290-293

How Our Body's Evolution was guided by Our Abdominal Organs (The Intelligence behind Evolution)

Authors: Fletcher Kovich, Lic.Ac

Abstract: A current theory is that each creature's evolution may have been determined by random variations in its genes, combined with natural selection, and perhaps some other unknown influence. In contrast, this article argues that a creature's senses, the shape of its body, and whatever thoughts or emotions it now has may have all evolved in response to information from its own abdominal organs.

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Research Article Pages 285-289

Hypothetical Origin of NAT2 Slow Acetylator in Human Evolution

Authors: Ratan Kumar Rai

Abstract: In the process of biological evolution, our ancestors have faced many environmental challenges and the genomes of the present-day humans are storages of environmentally adapted genetic entities in the form of functional genes. To this respect, NAT2 a drug metabolizing gene plays a vital role in differential metabolization rate due to genomic changes that result in changed amino acids.

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Perspective Article Pages 282-284

Overcoming the Challenges of Managing Obesity in Barbados: A Psychological Perspective

Authors: Opal Davidson

Abstract: The overwhelming increase in the prevalence of obesity worldwide and especially within the Caribbean among all age groups has result in an urgent need to find solutions to this fast growing global epidemic. Obesity is a known risk factor for developing chronic non-communicable diseases. It predisposes to a gradual increase in morbidity and mortality throughout the world

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