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Maori

(Science: ethnology) One of the aboriginal inhabitants of new Zealand; also, the original language of new zealand.

Of or pertaining to the Maoris or to their language.


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Re: Human Inferiority

... man is doing far more of this than our more primitive (by your terms, superior) ancestors. In NZ, the first people here, the stone age polynesian Maori, wiped out 36 species of native birds (that we know of) through overhunting, and through introducing rats. Europeans killed off a further 15 species, ...

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by skeptic
Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:22 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Inferiority
Replies: 20
Views: 11297

Re: Natural selection is proven wrong

... Easterners, the Jewish family of Central Europe, the Latin Americans, the Indians, the East Asians, the Italians, the Greeks, the Spaniards, the Maori and the Pacific Islanders, extended families are the basic family unit. Cultures in which the extended family is common usually happen to be collectivistic ...

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by gamila
Tue Apr 28, 2009 5:25 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
Replies: 247
Views: 649472

Re: A Monkey's Uncle

... (If that isn’t correct then ignore the reference). I simply took the research on board as an interesting fact and used it to tease a few of my Maori friends. The matter really isn’t worth pursuing but it suddenly struck me that there was a flaw somewhere in that contention. Captain James Cook ...

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by narrowstaircase
Wed Mar 14, 2007 5:03 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A Monkey's Uncle
Replies: 26
Views: 57295

A Monkey's Uncle

... (If that isn’t correct then ignore the reference). I simply took the research on board as an interesting fact and used it to tease a few of my Maori friends. The matter really isn’t worth pursuing but it suddenly struck me that there was a flaw somewhere in that contention. Captain James Cook ...

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by JDavidE
Tue Mar 13, 2007 3:29 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A Monkey's Uncle
Replies: 26
Views: 57295

The Fiber Disease

... been concerns expressed in some cultures, e.g. New Zealand, over the need to value the native fauna and flora, which is considered by many in the Maori community to be something not to modify (New Zealand Royal Commission, 2002). While human beings cannot consent for other organisms to be modified, ...

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by London
Fri Sep 01, 2006 8:34 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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