Conventional positivist science allegedly has to:
- be verifiable (define and substantiate questions, provide sources, data, describe processes…)
- be reproducible
- demonstrate upon which scientific approach it is based
- not necessarily be original or novel
The largely euphoric acceptance of science as … Weiterlesen
The German word for jester is Narr, the plural is Narren. Narren are necessarily ‘narrative’. In the past, their job was to be a chatterbox, entertaining the aristocracy with stories and they do the same today for the … Weiterlesen
Held in high social regard are always those who are seen and referred to as ‘normal’ – all others would then probably be idiots, the non-normals. Hence, normality seems to be perfect, an important goal to attain. At closer inspection, … Weiterlesen
This popular term simply results from a misspelling because, in fact, it should be: steakholder. Greedy and with an obsession for barbecues.
For several years now, it is noticeable that the term ‘it stands to reason’ has almost disappeared from everyday language in favour of the term ‘naturally’. Now, one can only explain this by the fact that ‘it stands to reason’ … Weiterlesen
A similar misunderstanding is contained in the terms ‘applied arts’ and ’artisan crafts’. It results from the addition of the word ‘art’ because, here, this word is simply meant to designate a special kind of craft or trade, to upgrade … Weiterlesen
If someone is fascinated, they have inevitably become subject to foreign domination because the word pertains to the so-called ‘fasces’, which were carried by Roman senators in order to symbolise their power and jurisdiction. It was certainly no coincidence that … Weiterlesen
Awful: everyone wants to be creative – it’s the only thing that counts. Obviously, it’s the creator’s divine gesture that attracts people. They want to embody this gesture in a clearly perceivable way. They create and they don’t comprehend that … Weiterlesen
Both in everyday life and in allegedly scientific or scholarly papers definitions play an essential role because they are believed to lend clarity and security to each form of analysis or other expression. What utter humbug! From its Latin origin … Weiterlesen
People are enthusiastically talking about information and the information society. If there is an argument at all, then it’s about whether or not a piece of information is true or false and about how information is processed.
However, using the … Weiterlesen