Re: The left does not evolve

Nancy Bowles (nrb6@COLUMBIA.EDU)
Thu, 12 May 1994 10:12:28 -0400

Can't we get away from this Anthropology as Science with a Capital S.
Why are you so invested in making analogies to Physics!!!! Matthews is
not arguing that cultures don't change, he is specifically critiquing the
linear, uni-directional, trope that is associated with the term "cultural
evolution." Science isn't worthless, duh..... (of course).
But, when speaking about culture change, Science, by itself, is inadequate.