The Butler Did It!

pms laflame at
Fri Dec 25 06:23:50 PST 1998

"Well that seems to be the rage in the academy. Since everything has to have a sexy "interdisciplinary" spin, you get words like "homologous" and perhaps even "phylogenetics" appearing in Butler-type writings."

Isn't a lot of this stuff related to the wasteful inefficiencies of Capitalism

Justification is a dangerous primary motivation.

Justify your existance, your salary, your privilege, your authority, pretty soon, things like equalitarian values, clarity, a generous spirit, get in the way.

>Interestingly, the molecular folks are purging/defunding/reconstituting old-
>time "whole animal" areas like field ccology from biology.


Careerism rules-p

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