The Judeo-Christian stand on this can be even more irrational than this. In the ., it was not uncommon (to justify slavery) to regard dark-skinned people as animals. This was done in a negative sense, as fundamentalist Christians still resist the notion that we are animals at all, obvious similarities notwithstanding. A similar attitude with our aboriginals (Native Americans) depicts them as “noble savages” and equated nudity with inferiority. Studio galleries today can still be found that specialize in “wildlife” art which include Native Americans, but I have never heard of a gallery that mixed so-called “anthropological” nudes with “naturist” nudes in the same exhibit. We have inherited this bias from of culture of Whites who have interpreted the Bible as giving “us” stewardship of the earth. Good job so far, eh?! BTW, photographic postcards of nude Australian Aboriginals are now collectors items!