Re: Warning EVOLUTION Discussed!

Russell Gould (rgould@SUN.CIS.SMU.EDU)
Sat, 19 Feb 1994 08:49:49 -0600

On Sat, 19 Feb 1994, E.J. Ford CFS wrote:
> No, I am not a sociobiologist.
> I am really a very nice guy.

Does this mean that all or most sociobiologists are bad GUYS? Golly gee
willikers, I always thought the utility in using a particular theory (or
heuristic) had to with its ability to point out the limits of our
knowledge, not in its assumed moral virtue. If we pick our ideas
not to learn something, but only to seize some alleged moral high ground,
how can we expect anyone (aside from other True-believers) to listen to
what we have to say?

I was just wondering where all this reflexivity is supposed to lead us?
I'm quite capable of feeling good about myself and my moral beliefs
without using a *theory* or doing anthropology.

Russell T. Gould