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marquisedemerteuil's picture

what i enjoy about the canon

what i enjoy about the canon is being able to judge its works and decide what belongs there and what does not. i don't think any jane austen should be there and if anyone tries to put zadie smith in it, i'd fight! your comments on science and the humanities are so general that i do not understand what you are saying. is science less subjective than the humanities? i would argue no. and does that matter in some way? what is inflexible about science? that certain experiments glean certain results? that does not strike me as inflexible because there is a reason those experiments are being done and theconclusions scientists create from those results relate to their cultural conditioning. (see one of my many posts on the obesity myth!) results mean nothing in themselves.

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