Re: Culture of Science?

Stephen Barnard (
Tue, 13 Aug 1996 21:15:32 -0800

Joel and Lynn Gazis-Sax wrote:
> means to be human. Perhaps one reason why scientists find the so-called
> "Territorial Imperative" so compelling is that it resembles their
> culture very closely.

I believe the "Territorial Imperative" is a phrase coined by Edward
Albey, who wasn't a scientist at all. He was a novelist who dabbled in
pop science. His writings aren't taken seriously by scientists, to say
the least. You seem to take them seriously, however.

You are just about the most pathological nut-case of this particular
type that I've even run across.

Steve Barnard