Tuesday, September 27, 2011
In Ben Franklin's argument, he talks about the different values of cultures, specifically those of the Indians and English settlers. He talks about the fact that different skills or talents are more or less valuable to certain cultures. For instance, when the English offered to bring some Indian men to their prestigious schools, they politely declined, because the English form of education would do one no good in the wilderness. Native Americans need to know how to hunt, make houses and necessities, and many other things in order to survive in the wild. When the Native Americans declined the offer of education, they instead offered to take some Englishmen into the wilderness to learn their way of life. But those skills were again useless to the English.