July 16, 2020
(6 thoughts)

who are my ancestors?
who do identify with?

i

Who are my ancestors?
How far back do I go?
How far back can I go?

ii

Can I go back to Africa?

iii

I would have to imagine a world
and knowledge bases and toolkits far removed from our very recent one.
It would be unclear if we could do that.
It would be equally unclear if we could be said to know whether or not we could do that.

iv

And for most people
it would involve identifying with someone who does not look or dress like them.

v

There is also the question
should you identify with ancestors?

vi

I suppose it depends on what kinds of being your ancestors are.