Thursday, September 27, 2007

on cultural differences

Watching Heroes - remembering a comment about how good it is with a show that does not try to make everything mechanical or about science and biology ... I wonder how much of the debate depends on where we are coming from - in Sweden it is important to mitigate the biological explanations, to remember that there are more things under the sun. Here in Texas it is vitally important to provide an antidote to the american taliban - to the fundamentalist view that science is just ivory tower academics who don't understand the real world and are simply intent on intimidating regular joes with their science mumbo jumbo. We still desperately need the enlightenment - you need to move beyond it.

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