Re: Serious thoughts about objectivity
Drew Walker (WALKER@SERVAX.FIU.EDU)
Sun, 6 Oct 1996 19:30:12 +0000
Ronald Kephart wrote:
> In message <firstname.lastname@example.org> Andrew Petto writes:
> > [...] the famous work of the French anatomist Broca, who used comparative
> > studies of male and female brains to answer the question, "Why are women less
> > intelligent than men?" A social construction/composition of observations
> > that we fully recognize now, but that was invisible to scientists and scholars
> > in his time.
> Another example is the recurring furor over "race" and "IQ" both of which are
> social constructions/compositions masquerading as scientifically objectifiable
> "things" in the real world. Another one of those "big ideas" we should be
> working to get across.
> Ron Kephart
> University of North Florida
Hurrah (?), and the point to discuss is...?
What do you (or others who see the point) see the difference between
"social constructions/compositions" and ""things" in the real world" as
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