Re: Subject: Re: A Physicist Experiments With Cultural Studies

Anders Sandberg (
15 Nov 1999 20:21:55 +0100

"J. R. Molloy" <> writes:

> IMO, no government, agency, or political group would stand
> to benefit from a truly scientific study of culture, because such a
> study would obliterate the validity of political denominations,
> since politics depends on disagreement as to forms of governance
> (which unbiased science would resolve).

It would not resolve the disagreements in values - if you like blue and I like green, which color do we paint the building in? We have to do politics to resolve that dispute, be it a compromise or something else.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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