If an analyst or a journalist invokes the term ‘the economy’ without further precision, I wonder where their interests are vested. #cdnpoli
@firecatkitty Yeah, I guess I’m pretty sympathetic about the strategic and difficult choices folks make to get their message “picked up”
@firecatkitty Seems like the common problem of “it’s pretty okay, but it could do more, and it fails in some regards”
@firecatkitty I would also approve of a hold-men-accountable-for-being-ignorant-about-gendered-violence walk
@firecatkitty It seems like Slut Walk is succeeding in raising public discourse about gendered violence and rape
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@hughstimson Do over. The robust tools of science are enmeshed by the values and interests of human ends.
@hughstimson Yes. The robust tools of science are entirely enmeshed by the delicate values of human interests and human ends.
@hughstimson Robust tools, or duties? Both. I think either way they end up in the province of good and bad. No?
.@hughstimson scientists often don’t get that science is utterly dependent on ethics.
The scientific duties to document, make public, verify, corroborate – these are ethical *duties*
@oliveridley @andrew_leach Even the complicated decision of what research to undertake is ethical in nature.
I’ve never understood why scientists are so likely to misunderstand the centrality of ethics in scientific methodology.
@andrew_leach @drgrist Honesty is an ethos: science requires honesty: so science *requires* ethics. It’s not just colored by ethics.
@andrew_leach @oliveridley Your cool exchange reminds me that good science is fundamentally enmeshed in questions and principles of ethics.