The radical cultural relativism popular in contemporary anthropological thought presupposes that cultures are incommensurable* with one another. On one level, this is true, on a higher level, it is a truism–they are still both ‘cultures.’ Cultures, as considered here, is a fundamental psychological mechanism that is included in the homo sapiens adaptive package. This … Continue reading Mediating Anthropology’s Feuding Factions
I spend a lot of time worrying about whether or not I am right when me submits a proposition and ascribes it to be truthful; and, I then spend a lot of time worrying about whether it is important or even relevant to worry at all about a proposition being true or not. I … Continue reading Uncertainty & Doubt
[thesis] Science and religion's public juxtaposition created within our cultural era, presents the two paradigms as distinct and mutually exclusive worldviews. The general resonance of the debate between the two worldviews sounds aggressive and emotional. These domains are not necessarily engaged in a binary opposition. They are, simply, two of innumerable types of social structures, … Continue reading SCIENCE AND RELIGION
provide that absolute certainty will always elude us
“lN DAILY LIFE, WE ASSUME AS CERTAIN MANY THINGS WHICH, ON A CLOSER SCRUTINY, ARE FOUND TO BE SO FULL OF APPARENT CONTRADICTIONS THAT ONLY A GREAT AMOUNT OF THOUGHT ENABLES US TO KNOW WHAT IT IS THAT WE REALLY MAY BELIEVE."EVE."