"The idea of the noble savage is that primitive things are better. So African drums are better than Beethoven. Which may have something to it, until you hear too much rap music, and then you think primitive things should be banned."
-My professor trying to make a joke in an undergrad political science class, in the middle of a lesson about how evolutionary psychology might prove that there actually are cognitive differences between the races and sexes. Made me feel powerless to speak up. (via
25 February, 2011