Objectivity — Finish Line or Starting Block?
QUOTE(Jon Awbrey @ Thu 16th April 2009, 8:38am)
QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Thu 16th April 2009, 2:52am)
The only people with no point of view are dead people. The only editors on WP who think they edit without any point of view, are people with the self-awareness of wooden blocks. Of which, there seem to be quite a few.
This is one of those Deja Vu to the N-th Power places for me — just about everything wrong with the Crypto-Randroid-Or-Whoever-The Hell-It-Is Uncritical Unreflective Perspective of the Sanger–Wales E-Pyre of Wikipedia and Citizendium is betrayed in the above few lines. It makes me feel like I'm back in the '50s. It's a POV that seems to predate about 60 years of Dialogue & Research on Methods of Inquiry, Learning How To Learn, Systems Thinking, Values Clarification, Critical Thinking, Reflective Practice, Learning Organizations, Learning Communities — just to mention a few of the themes that I remember since I started paying attention. What sorts of attics, basements, closets, and dungholes have these bee-tles been moldering away in all these years? I have no idea. It's like they have a whole separate Cargo Cult Pidgin that makes it impossible to have an intelligent conversation with them.
At any rate, it makes me too tired to talk about now …
I don't think Milton will mind if I lift this dialogue hook from the bowels of its present Interno, along with its immediate followup, and e-schatologize their e-lect lot to a finer and properer place in the Meta-Diss Forum, perhaps to the Purgatorio of some Inquiry Into Inquiry.
It being the Fryday of a very weary week, I don't imagine I'll get bak tuit before Monday, though …
Don't Be A Dick, Be A Trice —