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Submitted by Jishnu on

This is leading us way further than I thought this post would take us..... For what it's worth, I think that contestations over the legitimacy of knowledge and evidence are signs of a healthy discourse. I personally feel that all kinds of knowledge are useful for that discussion and debate, and how that knowledge is interpreted will always remain a contested site. What I would hope for is some equipoise in that debate, so that processes of argumentation are not replaced by the use of authority. So I am all for evaluating 'small' components and I am also all for opening up wider debate on the institutional structure that will allow us to interpret the evidence thus generated within a broader framework. In this model, ideology plays a role because it reflects the structure of decision making when the limits to empiricism are reached.

Sorry for sounding straight out of an essay from the postmodern generator...