Re: Serious thoughts about objectivity

Ronald Kephart (rkephart@OSPREY.UNF.EDU)
Sun, 6 Oct 1996 15:57:50 -0400

In message <> Andrew Petto writes:

> [...] the famous work of the French anatomist Broca, who used comparative
> studies of male and female brains to answer the question, "Why are women less
> intelligent than men?" A social construction/composition of observations
> that we fully recognize now, but that was invisible to scientists and scholars
> in his time.

Another example is the recurring furor over "race" and "IQ" both of which are
social constructions/compositions masquerading as scientifically objectifiable
"things" in the real world. Another one of those "big ideas" we should be
working to get across.

Ron Kephart
University of North Florida