Reported on CNN website . Pictures of a tribe in the Amazonian rain forest have been published on brazilian government site, National Indian Foundation. It is reported that this tribe has never had contact with th outside world. hShould an uncontacted tribe- people who have never had contact with the outside world be contacted or protected and observed?
My first thought honestly was that this was a hoax- and I am still not sure. The Brazilian government believes very strongly that they should be left alone- that we may bring disease, etc to the tribes. They also claim that this in one of four tribes they are tracking.
Doesn’t the act of observing change the subject? What must they think of planes flying overhead?
Makes me think a bit of the dilemmas they have in Star Trek- ” The Prime Directive” the crew have not to interfere with other planets. But these people are not on another planet and this is not a TV show. Should they be contacted or left alone? Many want to study- but is that fair? It actually gives me the creeps of think of us watching them as they go about there daily lives. Is some one watching us?
I tend to lean toward choice but you cant really give them a choice here- not doing something is something. If I think about it hard enough I lean toward contacting them, Are we so arrogant to think they need protecting? If there was another world would we want them to contact us? Is it better to evolve or have advancements thrust upon us?
Pictures of Uncontacted Tribe in Amazon
Researchers have produced aerial photos of jungle dwellers who they say are among the few remaining peoples on Earth who have had no contact with the outside world.
Taken from a small airplane, the photos show men outside thatched communal huts, necks craned upward, pointing bows toward the air in a remote corner of the Amazonian rainforest.
The National Indian Foundation, a government agency in Brazil, published the photos Thursday on its Web site. It tracks “uncontacted tribes” — indigenous groups that are thought to have had no contact with outsiders — and seeks to protect them from encroachment.
What do you think?