Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?

Shannon Adams (
Fri, 02 Aug 1996 15:51:20 -0700

Bryant wrote:
> >In article <4t8970$>, Susan <> wrote:
> >>
> >>>As the argument goes (and I'm inclined to agree with it myself), all
> >>>interpretation of "fact" comes from some sort of political and/or social
> >>>perspective, or agenda.
> Please explain (or "deconstruct" or whatever) how each of the following are
> expressions of political or social bias:
> 1. E=mc^2
> 2. Newton's second law
> 3. the identification by Francis and Crick of the structure of DNA
> 4. the identification of medicinal alkaloids in plant tissues
> 5. Cell theory
> Bryant

All of these are example of the Western cultural context. Some
assumptions of this context are :
1. The natural world (I think it might be more appropriate to say
*universe*) follows laws.

2. These laws can be discovered and explained through obversation.

There are more. It's just that you believe this cultural context (the
scientific knowledge of the Western world) to be *truth* not *fact*.