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1. Posted by eroltoksoy (Full Member 173 posts) 7y

http://www.amazon-indians.org/Uncontacted-Amazon-Tribe.html

I am totally confused. Shall the modern world contact these people?

Is it ok to give them medicine for their diseases or when they suffer pain?

Should these people get educated in terms of civilized marriage child raising etc?

What will happen to them if they get attacked by timber mafia in Brazil?

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting eroltoksoy

http://www.amazon-indians.org/Uncontacted-Amazon-Tribe.html

I am totally confused. Shall the modern world contact these people?

Is it ok to give them medicine for their diseases or when they suffer pain?

Should these people get educated in terms of civilized marriage child raising etc?

What will happen to them if they get attacked by timber mafia in Brazil?

1. They aren't uncontacted anymore now. Technically.
2. Which diseases? The one they get after being contacted by egoistic scientifics?
3. No, education and civilisation are totally western 'rules', not relevant to them.
4. Most difficult to answer, but probably incorporated in a nearby village/town/city, be an alcoholic, dye or be put in a reserve like an animal.

3. Posted by rbyslipahs (Respected Member 349 posts) 7y

You sound like a budding anthropologist. Go for it.

4. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting rbyslipahs

You sound like a budding anthropologist. Go for it.

If you are talking about me, I am more of a anthropologist guru

5. Posted by rbyslipahs (Respected Member 349 posts) 7y

I could use a guru! How are you on Clifford Geertz?

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting rbyslipahs

I could use a guru! How are you on Clifford Geertz?

Zero points on the guru scale!
More an animal enthusiast, people don't interest me that much