Culture Triumphing Over Biology

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:08
Submitted by Carlin Ross

These sculptures of Buck Angel and Allanah Starr are breathtaking.

According to artist Marc Quinn, his work is about "the possibility of transformation. About how people could make their own worlds. Buck's genes say he should be a girl, but he's decided he doesn't want to be. It's culture triumphing over biology."

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culture and biology

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 16:33

Only in a world where people are completely disconnected from Mother Earth, do they think culture triumphs over biology. We are ANIMALS and though we use the word disparagingly we would be much healthier mentally and physically if we lived more as animals and less in our destructive little brains.

more culture triumphing over biology

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 13:05

The Catholic Church requests that THEIR culture triumph over YOUR biology. In their mind, sex is only for procreation, so you should not be masturbating or having sex for pleasure, even though it is quite clear that biologically sex is very much for pleasure. Ditto, fundamentalists of all stripes: THEIR culture should be triumphing over YOUR biology.
And when did culture ever consist of plastic surgery? I thought culture was art and science, philosophy and social ethos.