Re: Evidence for "Big Bang Theory"

Gil Hardwick (
Sat, 06 May 1995 04:44:52 GMT

In article <>, Yasha Hartberg ( writes:
>I think that much of this hostility must stem no doubt in part from an
>effort to keep the two realms separate. Religion has been quite fickle

Religious is quite fickle in invoking whatever entities it may from
time to time by definition. But so what?

My query concerned what reason scientists have for being so upset
about it. Just because the religious don't confine themselves to
discursive domains in the ultimacy of things merely constructed as
part of the discipline of science, is no cause for such hostility,

Scientists allowing themselves to become so angry shows a lack of
discipline; consequently loss of standing as scientists. But as I
have pointed out often enough here, that phenomenon merely reveals to
us anthropologists the power of religion to assist people in making
their protest heard.


>And science can't simply ignore the religious realm. After all, many of
>the fundamentalist right have considerable influence on where resources
>can be spent and on what can or cannot be taught in public schools.
>Separate spheres, common resources, this is battle cry for zealots on both

Ah, but here you are BOTH deploying resources into the quite separate
third realm of politics, isn't that so?

I wonder whether either of you are going to pause for the moment to
think about what the politicians might be up to, that they have you
at each other's throats so.

Divide and Rule, I would have thought myself . . .

He who refuses to qualify data is doomed to rant.
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