Value-Free Science

Date: Tue 09 Sep 2003 - 01:03:33 GMT

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            It is often asserted that science is value free, but this statement is only half-true. Scientific theory is indeed value-free, but the practices to which that theory is put are not. When we are talking about sciences of meaning rather than being, where the content of the communication is comprised of ideas (values adhered to objects), such as in the disciplines of semiotics and memetics, the assertion is doubly half-true.

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