> How would you demarcate modernism from
> postmodernism (categories developed within the field of literature) within
> the scientific field?
Um, how about with the advent of quantum mechanics and chaos
theory? Chaos theory, anyway, arose in the sixties, didn't it? You
could also argue (and I would) that supercomputers made it possible for
people to understand that the scientific problems -- or maybe the
problems science was supposed to help us understand and solve -- were not
going to be solved by data and the manipulation of numbers. Calculation
itself was no longer the limiting factor.
> BTW Marcy, it is conversations like these that help us to call
> into question our current practices.
Yup, I agree. But inasmuch as we share assumptions, our
assumptions will never (can never) be questioned.
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