Wednesday, December 1, 2010

[EmergingEthnoNetwork] AAA wipping out science.

The AAA' s extreme makeover on mission and long term goals is surely something to discuss.

For us, ethnobiologist it could be a case study to follow closely, in case that someday it may sound similar to our situations.

Check this out

Here is an excerpt i liked from the reply

In the messages flying back and forth, I was reminded why anthropologists refer to the annual conference as "the meetings," plural: it's because they go and meet with their own actual disciplinary types, in separate groups, so that the real scientists don't have to deal too much with the fluff-head cultural anthropological types who think science is just another way of knowing.

Not all cultural anthropologists are fluff-heads, of course. You can usually tell the ones who are fluff-heads by their constant need to look like superheroes for oppressed peoples, and you can tell the non-fluff-heads by their attention to data. But the non-fluff-head cultural anthropologists are feeling utterly beleaguered in this environment that actively denigrates science and consistently promotes activism over data collection and scientific theorizing.

Ethnobiologists of the world, unite...


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