Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?

Paul Ciszek (
4 Aug 1996 18:08:36 -0600 (Bryant) writes:

>Please explain (or "deconstruct" or whatever) how each of the following are
>expressions of political or social bias:

Well, having spent four years at Cornell overhearing the blatherings of the
more "enlightened" undergraduates, I think I can take a stab at this:

>1. E=mc^2

The whole idea of a conservation law-- if you have more of something, that
leaves less for me-- or that you have to exchange something to get something
else is indicative of the same sort of thinking that gave us Capitalism and
welfare reform.

>2. Newton's second law

Newton's second law states that Force is equal to mass multiplied by
acceleration, and is popular among those unenlightened fiends who resort
to Force because it is all they understand.

>3. the identification by Francis and Crick of the structure of DNA

Crick and Watson were both MEN, silly. And was their collaborator
Ms. Franklin mentioned when the Nobels were handed out? Noooooooo...

>4. the identification of medicinal alkaloids in plant tissues

Healers have been using them for millenia, but western medicine
doesn't want you to know that.

>5. Cell theory

The idea that things can be understood by taking them apart into smaller,
simpler components is limited to white european males and has no relevance
to the rest of the human race.


Paul Ciszek "Literacy will not be a priority where our children
are concerned." --Yusef Dakari, advocating the creation of Afro-centric schools