Talk:Indigenous Peoples Council on Biocolonialism

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Some of IPCB's work is international (it's certainly national in scope within US) and there are 14,000 G-hits for it. So I think it's notable enough.--Mereda 13:03, 4 August 2006 (UTC)

Logical fallacy in the very pretense of the purpose and aim of the organization?[edit]

This entire entity seems to exist for the same thing they did to the Genographic project, to create legal trouble to resist genetic testing of native Americans so they cannot be traced to roots outside of the Americas (i.e. to Africa, as with all humans according to the trends in scientific thinking today).

If they believe they honestly have been in the Americas for all time, they wouldn't resist a genetics test. If they did not believe in genetics or believed the interpretation of genetic results is currently incorrect they'd fight it on that level with their own theory and not care what genetics might show; They do none of this; their position obviously gives lie to their consideration that there is an objective nature in genetic testing by resisting it in such a way. The organization serves an innate logical fallacy in that it is a transparently mendacious prostituting of a false reality to serve their interests on false pretenses that are revealed by their very position. It isn't that any one of their positions isn't defensible, but rather that their approach is made in a paradoxically indefensible way. 67.5.158.1 (talk) 10:54, 12 March 2008 (UTC)

I diasgree with this. The orgnization has many programs other than opposition to genetic testing. They all relate to defense against attacks on indigenous cultures via appropriation of genes, agricutural products, remains, and so on. You may not like it, but it is not logically inconsistent. And even if it were, its influence warrants the article. Please consult their web site.StN (talk) 22:36, 12 March 2008 (UTC)