November 17, 2005

Darker, the World Gets

From Daily Kos comes a nice obit to a great man who passed away recently, Vine Deloria.

I credit Deloria’s Red Earth, White Lies (an attack on the scientific theory of pre-historic North America), (along with Bordewich’s Killing the White Man’s Indian and Loewen’s Lies My Teacher Told Me) with being my first forays into the art of bullshit detection. I'm a freethinker today largely because of these books.

Deloria is a personal hero of mine. All those with humanitarian leanings would do well to study this man.

The world misses you already, Vine.