brain sizes: Einstein's and women's

Parse Tree parsetree at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 23 10:57:28 EST 2002


"John Knight" <johnknight at usa.com> wrote in message
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> "T. R. Ellis" <tr3ellis2nz at dropthis&3&2.hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> > Parse Tree wrote:
> > >T. R. Ellis wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Hell, you don't even believe that science is a part of human culture,
> > >> your "HS" taught you that fingers don't have muscles (it's THEIR
> > >> fault, not yours) and that the world has only three races of human
> > >> beings.
> > >
> > >Science is a part of human culture,
> >
> > Perhaps you'll let the little racist princess "Jet" know this.  She
> > denied that science is a part of human culture.  She tries to lie her
> > way out of it now by making a nebulous claim about "context" (and, of
> > course, never backing up her claim with any sort of evidence).
> >
> > But then, she also thinks that Usenet subject lines are, inherently,
> > "facts".
> >
> > >that is why any test of Science ability is culturally biased.
> >
> > Tell it to the Chinese and Japanese.
> >
> > >The scientific method is rather eurocentric, as is
> > >much of science itself.
> >
> > That's a rather eurocentric attitude, wouldn't you say?  Other
> > cultures (Chinese, Egyptian, Mayan, etc). surely used variations of
> > scientific method, but perhaps not as refined as it is today.
> >
> > I must remind you.  You failed to characterise scientific method as
> > "patriarchal", didn't you?  After all, it doesn't allow a lot of
> > leeway for the feminist-ways-of-knowing.
> >
> >
> > T. R. Ellis
>
> Well said, T. R.,
>
> If the "scientific method is rather eurocentric" as parsetree claims, then
> Koreans and Japanese and Taiwanese and Singaporeans must be "euros",
because
> they scored light years ahead of us in the "eurocentric" test called
TIMSS.
> Even at the 8th grade level, Japanese 8th graders scored 105 points higher
> than us, and Korean 8th graders scored 107 points higher, and 8th graders
in
> Singapore scored 143 points higher.
> http://christianparty.net/table20_1.htm

No.  This means no such thing.  It simply means that asia adopted certain
European viewpoints, faster than the rest of the world.





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