No Science, Please. We’re Anthropologists.
“While I was down in New Orleans last week at the American Anthropological Association meeting, hanging out with some cool scientists, rumors were flying every which way that the AAA leadership was attempting to create a new “long term goal” statement that would actively purge references to science from the AAA’s stated mission. Supposedly the AAA executive board had decided not to actually attempt this purge through a straightforward change to the mission statement, because that would require a vote of the membership. Instead they were said to be doing a sneaky end-run to ditch science.”
I am no scientist or anthropologist. I am an artist. My role is either meaningless to the other two schools of thought or positioned carefully in between. I never understood the science of anthropology. Instead it seemed better suited to work outside the confines of science so this is a pretty interesting development (and admission).