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Suppose a group of people are separated from the main stream from childhood, and reared in a forest without any links with moderen society Assuming that you will provide them all kind of facilities etc. My question here is that will they invent a God of their own in due course of time, Will there be a marriagesystem and ownership of property etc... This experiment may take generations. I think it is worth taking the experment? your comment please ?,

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Asked by sitapati rao, 26 Sep '09 04:43 am
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It is not really worth taking the experiment, it is against what I deem as human rights, by alienating human beings so that you can study them as though they were animals in the zoo.
There have been plenty of instances wherein this has happened and tribes have lived in the wilderness without even knowing about people outside like in deep amazon, Papua New Guinea and as close as Andamans Islands wherein a tribe has not allowed anyone to enter their Island even till today. They are all being studied by anthropologists in one way or the other.
Humans are genetically pre-disposed to wondering why and asking questions, making themselves in to tribes and have some sort of sharing in terms of property and women. The bushmen of S Africa did not care about property, as they were nomads as everyone foraged, but they have alliances that last a life-time, though the age old past-time of adultery has been noticed in each of these tribes.
I think you should scour the National Geographic magazin ...more
Answered by Satish Kamath, 26 Sep '09 06:11 am

 
  
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You will have to clarify, What Facilities you will provide to them ? Will those be Educational Facilities explaining them the importance of inter relationships or you would leave them totally on their own like Moghuly of Jungle Book. If you merely cut them of from the Mainstream but keep them well informed, it does not make any difference, but if you just ensure their survival and leave them on their own, then Yes, they will develop the same way as we have because the Inherent Feelings of Hunger, Thirst, Rage, Fear, Satiety, Jealousy, Love, Sex are all there and to evolve in a systematic manner is most plausible occurence, though it may take long time. And you must not interfere with those inherent feelings in the name of Providing them all kind of Facilities. They must learn their own lessons.
Answered by subhash tiwari, 26 Sep '09 06:08 am

 
  
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