Primitive may refer to:

  • Anarcho-primitivism, an anarchist critique of the origins and progress of civilization
  • Primitive culture, one that lacks major signs of economic development or modernity
  • Noble savage, uncorrupted by the influences of civilization
  • Primitive communism, a pre-agrarian form of communism according to Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
  • Primitive Church, another name for early Christianity
  • Primitive Baptist, a religious movement seeking to retain or restore early Christian practices
  • Primitive (phylogenetics) characteristic of an early stage of development or evolution, cf. basal

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Sir William Pickles Hartley - Philanthropy
... Hartley was a Primitive Methodist and applied his Christian principles to business ... Equally generous to Primitive Methodism, he supported an organization for building chapels, acted as treasurer of its missionary society, and converted the old ... In 1896 the Primitive Methodists created the Hartley lectures in recognition of W ...
Primitive - Music
... Primitive (Cyndi Lauper song), by Cyndi Lauper Primitive (The Groupies song), by The Groupies and covered by The Cramps The Primitives, a British indie rock band ...
Saving The Appearances: A Study In Idolatry - Synopsis - §4: Participation
... a common view that says 1) the phenomena or representations of primitives are just like ours, and 2) the primitive differs from us in primitively theorizing that ... The primitive in that common view is a sort of baby scientist just starting out who comes up with childish, superstitious causal explanations ... Barfield disagrees with this portrayal of the primitive mind, citing anthropologists Émile Durkheim and Lucien Lévy-Brühl to the effect that primitive people do not ...
Primitive Pit
... The primitive pit is a depression in the center of the primitive node, connecting to the notochord ... It consists of part of the primitive streak ...
Loop Variant - Practical Considerations
... it is no longer capable of full μ-recursion, but only primitive recursion ... terms of their computational complexity, however, functions that are not primitive recursive lie far beyond the realm of what is usually considered tractable ... even the simple case of exponentiation as a primitive recursive function, and that the composition of primitive recursive functions is primitive recursive ...

Famous quotes containing the word primitive:

    The most primitive places left with us are the swamps, where the spruce still grows shaggy with usnea.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    It would be some advantage to live a primitive and frontier life, though in the midst of an outward civilization, if only to learn what are the gross necessaries of life and what methods have been taken to obtain them.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    These modern ingenious sciences and arts do not affect me as those more venerable arts of hunting and fishing, and even of husbandry in its primitive and simple form; as ancient and honorable trades as the sun and moon and winds pursue, coeval with the faculties of man, and invented when these were invented. We do not know their John Gutenberg, or Richard Arkwright, though the poets would fain make them to have been gradually learned and taught.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)