Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?
Stephen Barnard (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Fri, 02 Aug 1996 21:51:44 -0800
> > >In article <email@example.com>, Susan <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
I'll sign up for those assumptions. The consequences that follow from
those assumptions are what make the keys that you hit on your keyboard
show up as characters on my screen. Maybe it doesn't work that way
outside the "Western cultural context."