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Posted by Sadie from ? ( on Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 12:58PM :

In Reply to: Re: Saul Alinsky posted by julia from ( on Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 2:38AM :

: his categories are sharp,but i definitely see them characterizing a lot of people, especially in academia. that whole "disinterested, stoic public servant." i know that they have a lot of their own way, but at the same time there is that implicit fear of really challenging big issue s like racial or gender inequality. and i saw it in myself too, that inherent weakness to be passionate. i think i grew up thinking that too much passion is a bad thing and scientific objectivity was the way to go.

xxx Another stereotype - scientific objectivity. It doesn't exist in the sciences. People there get so emotional about their work... I think the people who are "objective" & not emotional are the ones who don't care about their work.

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