Re: Selves and Others

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Wed, 1 Nov 1995 21:16:08 -0500

Hi John. Forgive me for butting in with something not altogether new to
you guys who've been dialoging ab out science. I just got the November AN
and highly recommend it for the article on the first page, "the logic of
things that just happen," by Lee Drummond, in which he dismisses the
positivists and post-modernists and advises that we look
closely into the fields of qantum mechanics, cosmology and
chaos-complexity. Let me quote just once: "While
anthropological positivists chant their mantras to determinism and
postmodernists dance on the sands of contingency, sober-minded physicists
and mathematicians are busily sketching the outlines of a physical world
that combines a sublime logic with an indeterminate welter of nearly
chaotic events. Bit by bit, they have been assembling a logic of things
that just happen." See you soon. Ruby