From: Eugene Frison <cthulhu_calls.nul> Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 09:44:41 -0500 Archived: Sat, 21 Apr 2012 11:07:41 -0400 Subject: Re: Ufology And Psychiatry - Summary >From: Eugene Frison <cthulhu_calls.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Thu, 19 Apr 2012 10:45:04 -0500 >Subject: Re: Ufology And Psychiatry - Summary >Do you deny that science uses, let's say, induction or deduction >at times in its approach? Do you deny that science ever uses >controlled experimentation in the lab? Do you deny that science >uses observation in natural settings at times? (Can you say Jane >Goodall in her observations of gorillas?) Actually, Jane Goodall's landmark study was of chimpanzees, not gorillas. I knew she had made such a study but could not remember when I was composing this post what hominid she was observing and I just guessed gorilla. Later that night it was bothering me so I went to my home library and consulted several of my books on anthropology. I found references to Goodall in 'Human Evolution and Prehistory (Fifth Edition) by William A Haviland on pages 111, 112, 117, 162, 166n, and 194n, in 'Cultural Anthropology' (Eighth Edition) by Conrad Phillip Kottak on page 351, and in "Anthropology' (Tenth Edition) by Carol R. Ember, Melvin Ember, and Peter N. Peregrine on page 55. I could find no reference to Goodall doing a study of gorillas. Not to say she didn't, only that I could find no reference to support my guess. >Operationalism is not the demon you make it out to be. It is >used in other sciences, particularly in the medical and physical >sciences. Here it is used to preserve the unambiguous empirical >testibility of hypothesis and theory. I should rewrite the first sententence in this paragraph so as to avoid confusion. There should have been the word 'an' in front of the word 'operationalism' to read 'An operationalism is not the demon you make it out to be.' Without this addition, the sentence implies an 'ism' such as Functionalism, Cognitivism, Behaviouralism, etc. which is not what an operationalism is. Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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