John Mcreery (JLM@TWICS.COM)
Wed, 30 Aug 1995 18:53:42 +0900

Spears writes,

"No, objectivity is making a judgement based *only* on the data

Lawd a' mercy, child, that view was dead with Immanuel Kant, nigh on 200
years ago. No judgment based entirely on data is even theoretically possible.
Judgment requires some prior framework of values in which the data is interpreted. That's why folks get so upset with other people writing their history. They
want their own values to provide the frame. :-)

John McCreery