Nature is Not a Cultural Construct

Atheism, Music, and More...

As many of you know, I’m studying Anthropology in school. I’m moving more and more towards the Evolutionary Biology/Primatology angle because I’m looking for a potential evolutionary explanation for fanaticism. Part of taking Anthropology at Florida Atlantic University entails taking courses in Cultural Anthropology.

Now, for the most part, I very much enjoy these courses. They are largely fascinating and informative and I’m glad to be in them. However, I find certain ideas, revolving largely around cultural relativism, to be incredibly annoying. The main reason is simply this:

It seems as if some Cultural Anthropologists do not accept the idea that reality has existed for a lot longer than we humans have been around.

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