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Manthropology: The Science of the Inadequate Modern Male

(15) Comments | Posted March 16, 2011 | 12:05 PM

Very early in my career as an anthropologist, I stumbled across a curious report about a mid-19th Century Australian Aboriginal man, a whaler called Thomas Chaseland, who was said to have extraordinary physical capabilities -- particularly eyesight. Chaseland's shipmates claimed he could see land from 30 miles out to sea,...

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