The readings for this week were far shorter, and lesser in number than previous weeks, so I don’t think I have the luxury of being able to gloss over the compendium of responses. 653 more words
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But where does the two-culture debate itself originate? In a division of labor between the two sides of the campus. One camp deems the sciences accurate only when they have been purged of any contamination by subjectivity, politics, or passion; the other camp, spread much more widely, deems humanity, morality, subjectivity, or rights worthwhile only when they have been protected from any contact with science, technology, and objectivity.
(Reblogged from The Religious Studies Project. Follow the link to listen to the interview mentioned in the text.)
The story goes that somewhere on the West Coast of Africa, sometime in the 17th Century, some Portuguese colonials came upon natives worshiping idols made of wood and clay. 1,437 more words