From the year 1994

The arguments against reductive scientific method
in Science

Why do so many people who embrace scientific method throw “personal experience” out the window? Why is something less valid because it is personal experience? Why is something less “true” or “real” because it is subjective? Why is the “objectivity of measurement” given so much credence?

Sorry, “no” doesn’t always mean “no”
in Culture

The problem with the “no means no” slogan is that it simply isn’t always true, and everyone knows it. Honestly, there are times when I say “no” to my boyfriend but am in fact hoping he will turn me on enough, with further foreplay, to change my mind. Frequently he does. And when it does not work, I am very clear about it. I don’t say in a meek little voice, “Uh… honey dearest? I’m not entirely sure I am in the mood this very second.” I make it clear what I want, and what I don’t want. I consider it my responsibility to do so.

NNUTILS.ZIP – the oldest record of me on the web
in Personal Stuff

I am dating this entry February 1994, even though I am actually writing these words much later, because that is the date of the oldest record of me (as far as I’ve been able to find) that exists on the World Wide Web! Over the summer of 1993, the summer after my second year in […]

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