Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Anthropology "Not Anti-Science"

A couple of weeks back, the New York Times reported that the American Anthropological Association had made a decision to strip the word "science" from it's long range plan. This was cast in the light of a science/anti-science struggle within AAA's membership. AAA has now issued a press release which forcefully rebuts the Times article and emphasizes that anthropology draws on research from both the sciences and humanities. This clarification of AAA's position is very welcome, and only the most churlish of readers would respond to it by saying that there's no smoke without fire...

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