Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?

Bryant (
14 Aug 1996 12:24:40 -0600

In article <4uqedm$>,
Eric Brunner <> wrote:
>Joel and Lynn Gazis-Sax ( wrote:
>: Actually, he is claiming some contradictory things. He announces
>: that Science is more amenable to uncertainty than Religion is and then
>: he turns around and says that the superiority of Science comes from
>: its ability to more certainly portray the Universe.
>I noticed that. It was internally inconsistent, and within one post. A nice
>touch that.

Here are my supposedly inconsistent statements:

1. Science makes no claim to absolute Truth.

2. Scientific methods better "approximate" reality than non-hypothesis
testing ways of knowing.

There is, of course, no inconsistency. I would ask either Joel or Eric
to point out the imagined inconsistency, but have learned that asking
questions is an invitation for abuse. Amazing pair, these two.