Stephen Corry Posted over 2 years ago We of the industrialised countries have a tremendous amount to gain from the tribal peoples of the world, concerning problems of our era. Yes, in my view, Pinker's thesis about tribal peoples is based on selective (and often questionable) data. And, yes, we should be extremely wary of using terms like 'ancient'. I go into all this in a book, 'Tribal peoples for tomorrow's world', which is intended as a sort of 'beginner's guide'. If anyone wants an ebook copy, let me know.