Witchcraft labels are a mechanism to harm female competitors and profoundly affect the structure of social networks, according to new UCL-led research. ...
"Some anthropologists have suggested that witchcraft beliefs serve to promote cooperative behaviour but our results contradict this. Our findings suggest that while the origins of the witchcraft labels and accusations are unclear, they may reflect jealousy and spite towards competitors, who are predominantly women," added Professor Mace.
Anthropolgists might want to rethink some of their preconceptions.
A University College London medicine expert was burnt alive by an angry mob after being accused of practising witchcraft.
An angry mob are said to have set upon the researcher as they said he was practising witchcraft and blamed him for having caused the death of a member of the community after he had given him some medicine.
In the shocking video, the victim can be seen running through a field covered in flames and onlookers watch and chase after him.
Governor of Peten, Luis Burgos, told local media that villagers had blocked police officers from attending to the scene to help Che.
and that is a very good example where the mob leads... from pulling down statues, to the point where only those who think like the mob matter.. no reasoning no nothing.. just unthinking brutality …...the French revolution is one of the best windows onto the long term action of the mob that is never satisfied... just like to day those running the mob will not worry about truth..when it comes to those they hate....they lie and exaggerate till even their supporters can see the lies as those at the mockery of Marie Antoinette.. but they still carry on and in turn they become the victims of their own teaching and they in turn are executed like Robspeare…. when a system can only exist on hate[real hate.. killing hate....then that system cannot function without it... even a daily diet of hate and blood grows stale
rather than be dishonest and hypocritical i condemn the faults and failings of all
and apologise unreservedly in advance for the failings of hindus,,bhuddists,,sikhs..mormons..christians..aztecs..incas..mitras worshippers and the followers of frei..thor..woden..zen.. etc etc and all those too many to mention
and in politics..every party and every polito.. every ruler