Re: Science and debate (a ramble)

From: Jeffrey D. Mathias ^lt;>
Date: 03/13/05-10:20:09 AM Z
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Katharine Thayer wrote:
> ...
> My background is in science: ...
> Where I come from, it would be
> considered rude and uncollegial, a breach of faith, if a colleague
> suggested an hypothesis he was entertaining or shared some findings and
> inferences he was drawing from those findings, and you knew of findings
> that didn't support your colleague's hypothesis or inference but didn't
> share those contradictory findings with your colleague so that he could
> use them to refine his thinking on the issue. Where I come from, the
> progress of knowledge is considered a group effort; ...
> ...
> At any rate, the goal on my part was simply to contribute to a dialogue
> that hopefully might further our collective understanding, ...
> ...
> But if people would assume, as I try to assume of everyone, that the
> purpose for everyone here is to collectively figure out what's going on
> with our processes, ...

Certainly I consider this to be the most important facet of this list
and the major (as well as necessary) reason I participate in this list
as well as why I have put together a free e-guide for Pd/Pt printing. A
side benefit of this list has been meeting some fascinating
photographers from around the globe. But then, I too have a science
background. Bettering my understanding of the process, that's what's in
it for me. As one travels the path they are sure to find distractions.

Jeffrey D. Mathias
Received on Sun Mar 13 10:21:48 2005

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