Mediating Anthropology’s Feuding Factions

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

SCIENCE AND RELIGION

[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