[Air-L] Let Watson be dealt with elsewhere

nativebuddha nativebuddha at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 17:32:17 PDT 2007


I think any discussion regarding the merging of objective scientific
insights and subjective opinion is pertinent to all fields of social
science. The fact that someone such as Watson can be brilliant and at
the same time socially misguided is relevant. It falls under
epistemology and the potential effects on method and data
analysis/interpretation (selection bias, tainted data, and so forth).
Anthropology dealt with the issue of the gaze. Why shouldn't we? Even
Internet Studies is susceptible.

-robert



On 10/23/07, Martin Garthwaite <marting at gmail.com> wrote:
> Barry,
>
> I think that it's just very interesting, Watson is as close to a God as
> mortal man can get. To see God fall is perhaps more interesting?
>
> Apologies to all those people of any faith on this list for any offense
> caused.
>
> On 10/23/07, Barry Wellman <wellman at chass.utoronto.ca> wrote:
> >
> > I don't see the relevance of the Watson discussion to the Association of
> > Internet Researchers list. I was hoping it would die out on its own, but
> > it seems to persist.
> >
> > Barry Wellman
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