If you are just joining us on my blog, I will refer you to this post. (My blog has recently moved to its current location, but I am still in process of moving all the posts.) Briefly, in an effort to sharpen and expand my own mind and the minds other women, we are reading together some of the articles found in the archives of the Parents’ Review.
I thought about titling this post: “Huh?”, but that didn’t seem…well, very intelligent. You may think that I spend hours in careful selection of the Parents’ Review article to present to you as a read-along, but I don’t. I am a regular mom at home, just like many of you. In choosing an article, I look at the titles, pick one that sounds interesting, briefly skim a short bit and post the link on my blog. When I skimmed the first bit of this article, I thought the author was presenting a couple of different views of the ‘flat iron’ and was then going to use these perspectives to illustrate to us a piece of parenting or teaching wisdom.
After printing out the entire article, sitting down with my coffee and reading it through, I found that I didn’t exactly understand the point she was making, except that science can’t explain everything and we then need to turn to philosophy. I did really like this quote:
for, great and grand as are the achievements of science, there is to its operation a limit where all scientific men stop short and cease to criticise, to observe, and to compare according to the scientific method, because at this limit the scientific method becomes both inappropriate and impossible.
Did anyone understand something more from the article? Maybe one of you with a sharper brain than I have can shed some light on it for us.
(I promise to pick something more parent-y next week!)