Why do we allow primitive tribes to still exist ?

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  1. Cheese The Super Fly One

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    Saw this and wondered what sherdog thinks. This guy makes the argument that it is inhumane to allow these primitive tribes like the Sentinelese to live their lives the way they do are cause we have meds and tech that could better them to live longer.


    http://www.ted.com/conversations/10166/why_do_we_allow_primitive_trib.html
     
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  2. lakersfan45 That's sardo! No mr, accent on the do!

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    I say if they look for help we help them. If they don't let them be. I would imagine the older ones would be resistant to change
     
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  3. weich Silver Belt

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    I think that it is wrong to force these primitive tribes into modern society. I think it's arrogant to assume that we live a better life. Sure, we have certain comforts, we have better medicine, etc, but that doesn't mean that our lives are truly better.
     
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  4. Josh Guest

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    Totally disagree. Human arrogance imo.
     
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  5. Shayo Brown Belt

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    This is a bad argument. Leave them alone.
     
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  6. Lodbrok Red Belt

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    Agree
     
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  7. AgeofEmpires2** Silver Belt

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    Because they still make up over 90% of our voting population.
     
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  8. Lodbrok Red Belt

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    he is not talking about Mexicans bro
     
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  9. lakersfan45 That's sardo! No mr, accent on the do!

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    Ts you should read the novel things fall apart
     
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  10. BKMMAFAN Red Belt

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    Well, there's the whole issue that uncontacted (or little contacted) primitive tribes would likely be devastated by disease if exposed to modern society. If no threat is posed by the Tribes, which is highly unlikely, I see no reason to 'force' them into society against their will.

    Even in the US you have groups like the Amish that exist somewhat independently from modern society without issue.
     
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  11. SherdogGoat Platinum Belt

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    They could have WMD's so we should invade them imo.
     
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  12. Concrete Gold Belt

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    Some people take cultural relativism too far, but I don't think you can force these guys to live like us. However I can happily say that our culture is superior to theirs.
     
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  13. MusterX Steel Belt

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    Pre-Neolithic, good lord.


    Stone Age tribe kills fishermen who strayed on to island
    One of the world's last Stone Age tribes has murdered two fishermen whose boat drifted on to a desert island in the Indian Ocean.

    The Sentinelese are believed to be the last pre-Neolithic tribe in the world to remain isolated and appear to have survived the 2004 Asian tsunami.

    The Sentinelese, thought to number between 50 and 200, have rebuffed all contact with the modern world, firing a shower of arrows at anyone who comes within range.

    They are believed to be the last pre-Neolithic tribe in the world to remain isolated and appear to have survived the 2004 Asian tsunami.
     
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  14. Spoken Silver Belt

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    This. The western superiority complex is ridiculous.
     
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  15. white-pony Black Belt

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    Just a matter of time before they take our jerbs.
     
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  17. __Big_D__ Black Belt

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    Geez. TS is the type of liberal who would run up to a Muslim, rip off their hijab and shout "I'm freeing you"!

    Get off your high horse bud
     
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  18. Lodbrok Red Belt

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    oh shit
     
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  19. Fatt Hughes Brown Belt

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    they should be left alone. In addition, it would be quite dangerous for them since they haven't built up immunities compared to the rest of civilization.
     
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  20. MusterX Steel Belt

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    These people are probably free on a level that most modern people can't even comprehend. No landlord, no cops, no government, no taxes, etc. I almost envy them if not for the fact they still think its 10,000 B.C.
     
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