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Re: Scientific American article-Hoodwinked on fonics
- Subject: Re: Scientific American article-Hoodwinked on fonics
- From: Rick Parkany <rparkany@BORG.COM>
- Date: Sat, 16 Feb 2002 08:29:59 -0500
- Organization: Prometheus Educational Services
- Reply-to: Assessment Reform Network Mailing List <ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU>
- Sender: Assessment Reform Network Mailing List <ARN-L@LISTS.CUA.EDU>
No, no muttonhead! sorry to have blown your intellectual and/or elitist cover...
...the sciences *of the human being* are _recursive_ (the *object* of the social
science inquiry, i.e. *the human being*, is also the *subject* doing the
Classical physics, most engineering (those outside network theory and others
dependent upon the study of complex systems), most of the *physical sciences*
are _reductionist_ because their methods _reduce_ the object of study to
*stereotypic*, generalized cases whose characteristics can be assessed by
*measurement theory* in which individuation is _intended_ to be lost...sciences
clearly not designed for assessing our children, or any other human being who
are ALL individuals. No?
[BTW: remember *The Inhabitants?* from a few years ago, this list? I loved 'em
before they were browbeaten off this list--I call we humans *Citizens of the
Flesh* in a similar manner precisely to differentiate them from those
disembodied, *Corporate Citizens* who know no *social responsibility* other than
the bottom line and oppressing these *other citizens*, we...]
...sorry, pal, fer usin' two *R* words in the same posting longer than 5
characters. Blew ya away? whose fault's that? ya must be too busy killin' the
messenger to hear the message...listen & learn, then off the messenger if you
must, Killer... ;-} rap.
Victor Steinbok wrote:
> Make up your mind--is it reductionist or recursive? Or are you just
> ranting as usual?
"Dein Wachstum sei feste und lache vor Lust!
Deines Herzens Trefflichkeit
Hat dir selbst das Feld bereit',
Auf dem du bluehen musst." JS Bach: Bauern Kantata
Richard A. Parkany: SUNY@Albany
Prometheus Educational Services
Upper Hudson & Mohawk Valleys; New York State, USA
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