User talk:75.142.11.87

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Our discussion of edits of Secrets of the Tribe[edit]

Hello-- I have watched the movie, read the peer-reviewed article which is referenced (and has been a part of the wikipedia article for sometime now) and read the essay you added as well. The movie is certainly more than Tierney's book--but I think whatever position one has on the controversy, it is quite clear that Tierney's work was seminal to this continuing controversy. For example see: http://www.documentary.org/magazine/anthropologists-behaving-badly-jose-padilhas-secrets-tribe-does-some-digging-its-own http://machimon.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/secrets-of-the-tribe-yanomamo/ The allegations in the movie extend Tierney's claims a bit, but are basically the same old (discredited) claims. This is well documented in the peer-reviewed work of Dreger. I think the essay you suggest could be effectively integrated into the article, but does not require such a big change and deletion of the previous information. Since I didn't have time to re-write the article I decided it was best to revert it first (retaining the helpful reference you added to the award the movie won). The disservice I am doing to the Yanomami by trying to nip fallacious information in the bud is not clear to me. I'm sure we can better wiki this and improve it together. Pengortm (talk) 21:12, 24 November 2012 (UTC)

I looked back over your revisions and agree that I was remiss in simply deleting most of them. I've put much of it back in. If we have more discussion on this perhaps it would be better on the talk page of the article?Pengortm (talk) 21:44, 24 November 2012 (UTC)