Holly Swyers (nesn-info@CCE.ORG)
Wed, 6 Mar 1996 21:16:13 GMT

a) Are we not all students on this list - constantly learning about our
b) Is not every discipline/business/class/culture plagued to some degree by
some level of egotism/elitism? One could argue that the jargon that flies
around this list is representative of some sort of elitism (any linguists out
there - what sort of work has been done on the lingo of various trades?).
c) Is it not true that anyone can try to teach us, but ultimately we can
only learn for ourselves?

Two interesting conversations are happening about power and about the culture
of science (evolution, etc). To TD Rogers: Your observations could be
relevant to both conversations. I would be interested to hear how you would
describe the culture of this list, and how that culture reflects issues of
power and the culture of social science. Please feel free to write to me
directly or through the list. Thanks