Re[2]: Anthropology of Science

Wed, 4 Oct 1995 14:18:06 CST

I don't agree at all with B.M. Howell's claim that scicence is no less
subject to social context than is religion. True, the subjects
scientists investigate are affected by social circumstances; but the
conclusions scientists reach are subject to evidence--that
is,constrained by reality--to a much greater degree than are the
assertions of religion. Science is the product and process of ongoing
interaction between evidence and reason; its ideas are always answerable
to evidence. --Bob Graber