Mark D. Garfinkel mg16 at midway.uchicago.edu
Mon Jan 6 19:58:30 EST 1997

In article <5ab70l$sqs at fidoii.cc.lehigh.edu>,
Alan Allegra <inpri at lehigh.edu> wrote:>
>The point is that one's 
>theology (and everyone has a set of beliefs about God) colors their entire 
>worldview, including science. Hence the queenship.

	One's _politics_ colors one's worldview as well. To say, therefore,
that "Marxism is the queen of the sciences" would be patently obsurd,
especially in light of T.D. Lysenko and the harm he did to Soviet genetics
and agriculture over a half-century ago. OTOH, perhaps this is a QED. Both
politics and theology are destructive to science, _real_ science, because
they impose the blinders of bias, superstition and ignorance.

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