February 2009

February 15th, 2009

A New Story for a New Time


Warm greetings from us here on Hawai'i Island. I have just returned from teaching in New York, so the word 'warm' has special meaning.

I am often asked by members of the public at conferences and workshops, and even occasionally by my less timid (or should I say more courageous) academic colleagues, how I, with my training, my anthropological fieldwork, and my advanced degrees from prestigious universities (the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Colorado at Boulder) could abandon my scientific objectivity and "wallow" in superstitious non-science or nonsense.Read more