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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Jan 11, 2012.
Andaman Islands tribe threatened by lure of mass tourism | World news | The Observer
Unfortunately, all some people see here is an opportunity for exploitation.
Wow. That's sad. We're all so f'd.
I would say that we've squandered an opportunity to learn more about universal human behaviors, but perhaps we have learned something about people; it's just not very flattering.
Modern civilized? culture, like a f'n plague.
Reminds me of the Island by Aldous Huxley. Sad.
People abusing others for personal gain/amusement.
Sadly nothing new, just further evidence of how ****ed we are . . .
As someone who teaches world history, the Andaman Islanders have interested me for a while. They are clearly some of the earliest human populations to have inhabited Asia. It is interesting that although they look like African Pygmies, genetic testing has shown them to be more closely related to their neighbors in Asia. Some genetic testing has also shown ties to Egyptian populations.
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Thats capitalism for you.
Andaman Islands tour operator faces arrest over 'human safari' | World news | guardian.co.uk
Anthoer update, the tour operator is now in trouble.
Who are these tourist?
Well, I can understand genuine curiosity, in this day and age that is a rare situation. But where there is money to be made through exploitation unfortunately someone is going to pick up on it.
Anyway, I hope the arrest will restore the balance the Islanders know.
I guess I should cancel my vacation?
I should have known