posted on Jul, 2 2003 @ 12:54 AM
I apologize for bringing the Aboriginal focus in my first reply to this post.
I just think it's funny that there is a need for facial recognition software when it is one of the most innate softwares we are all programmed
On the Aboriginal issue, I need to qualify my statement.
It is my considered opinion that the Aboriginal people, having lived in an isolated island continent for 40,000 years +, are the oldest race in the
world, and I want to be corrected on that.
Not the first race, but the oldest surviving race.
Does anyone have a precis of where the Aboriginal people came from, and the direction of migration, and whether there is in fact an older people in
I also believe there is too much racism towards Aboriginals from European Australians, overtly and covertly. In my Australian friends it is really
embarrassing, not just the jokes and stereotypes, but the serious statement that there should have been full genocide at the time of colonizing
Australia. Not all Australians speak that way, but plenty do, undeniably.
It's notable also how recently Australian Aboriginals got the right to vote, in an otherwise progressive country.
Rabbit Proof Fence is a really interesting dramatized account of treatment of Aboriginal children earlier this century, could be considered much worse
than anything that happened to native Americans.
End of sermon.