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  Two Humanist Cultures
Culturally and historically, religious humanists operate and have their origins in institutions which are basically "churchly." Institutions like Ethical Culture and the Unitarian churches follow closely the models of liberal Protestant churches: regular services (usually on Sunday), quasi-liturgical trappings (hymnody, vestments, candles), an "ordained" ministry, and built-in provision for ceremonies like weddings and funerals.
The fundamental cultural and temperamental differences between religious and secular humanism convince me that the two wil1 never be fully reconciled, nor should they be.
An understanding of the two cultures of humanism is at any rate a prerequisite for dealing with the issues of defining humanism in a way that goes beyond the tired rehearsal of doctrine from either camp.
www.humanistsofutah.org /1997/two_humanist_cultures.html   (696 words)

 Two Cultures War
The sad fact is, the Two Cultures War is fought with a bitterness and determination that defies reason.
It was at heart a Two Cultures battle, but the executives of the nuclear power industry failed to realize this, and so they fought the wrong battle, and lost billions of dollars.
The manifestations of the Two Cultures War on the marriage between Silicon Valley and Hollywood are myriad.
www.erasmatazz.com /library/JCGD_Volume_8/Two_Cultures_War.html   (1250 words)

 Two Cultures
It is absolutely imperative that we overcome the two cultures biases if we are to realize the potential of this medium.
We must applaud those hardy souls who dangle in the chasm between the two cultures, drawing thin strands of commonality between the two sides.
The magic of this medium is not to be found on either side of the chasm; it lives and breathes somewhere in the airy space between them, the void now populated by a nimble few who clamber like monkeys on the thin skein of ropes that now constitute the only bridge between the two cultures.
www.erasmatazz.com /library/Lilan/TwoCultures.html   (963 words)

 Two Cultures, One School
Yup'ik culture is to be given equal footing and recognition in the schooling process, along with the knowledge and traditions that are imbedded in the function of the school as an externally derived vehicle for learning about other cultures.
By identifying an explicit set of cultural values that all members of the community and school can be encouraged to promote and adhere to, the school district has brought focus to their efforts and has made it possible for parents and teachers to unite in a coordinated education/socialization process for the children of St. Mary's.
The Yup'ik language is a basic element of their cultural identity and its meaning is shaped by the person speaking it and the context in which it is used.
www.ankn.uaf.edu /Curriculum/Articles/TwoCulturesOneSchool.html   (4115 words)

 Amazon.com: One Nation, Two Cultures: Books: Gertrude Himmelfarb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Her basic premise is that the formerly dominant American culture has become the disssident culture and the formerly dissident culture has become the dominant culture.
Cultures are largely defined by attitude in the modern world, as opposed to ethnic or Quaker garb, for instance, and Himmelfarb seeks to chart the salient differences in attitude.
The existence of two cultures removes the foundation for the confidence that demonstrating how to use a condom in school classes without parental permission is in any way appropriate or has ever been appropriate.
www.amazon.com /One-Nation-Cultures-Gertrude-Himmelfarb/dp/0375404554   (2109 words)

 C. P. Snow - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Snow is most noted for his lectures and books regarding his concept of "The Two Cultures", as developed in The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution (1959).
A good many times I have been present at gatherings of people who, by the standards of the traditional culture, are thought highly educated and who have with considerable gusto been expressing their incredulity at the illiteracy of scientists.
Once or twice I have been provoked and have asked the company how many of them could describe the Second Law of Thermodynamics, law of entropy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/C.P._Snow   (665 words)

 “The two cultures” today by Roger Kimball
Things are a little different with “the two cultures.” The phrase has lived on as a vague popular shorthand for the rift—a matter of incomprehension tinged with hostility—that has grown up between scientists and literary intellectuals in the modern world.
Lack of precision has been part of its appeal: to speak of “the two cultures” is to convey regret, censure, and—since one is bold enough to name and appreciate a presumably unfortunate circumstance—superiority all at once.
In contemporary academic culture, a widespread suspicion of the achievements of science—often extending to an outright rejection of the idea of factual truth—can be seen in many radical movements and “theories.” “Cultural constructivism,” deconstruction, radical feminism, and many other fashionable ists and isms are aggressively anti-empirical.
www.newcriterion.com /archive/12/feb94/cultures.htm   (3123 words)

 Two cultures or one?
One indication of the continuing significant of Snow's concern is that flareups of the two culture controvery persist.
Whether in response to this suggestion, or with other thoughts, you're invited to join an ongoing discussion of issues related to the two cultures controversy.
Cultural relativism is bad enough to Weinberg, but what really provokes him are two additional deeper challenges to a sacred "objective reality of science".
serendip.brynmawr.edu /sci_cult/TwoCultures.html   (745 words)

 The Two Cultures
Two polar groups: at one pole we have the literary intellectuals, who incidentally while no one was looking took to referring to themselves as 'intellectuals' as though there were no others.
If the scientists have the future in their bones, then the traditional culture responds by wishing the future did not exist.[6] It is the traditional culture, to an extent remarkably little diminished by the emergence of the scientific one, which manages the western world.
The two cultures were already dangerously separate sixty years ago; but a prime minister like Lord Salisbury could have his own laboratory at Hatfield, and Arthur Balfour had a somewhat more than amateur interest in natural science.
info.med.yale.edu /therarad/summers/snow.htm   (5656 words)

 Two Cultures -- Kennedy 299 (5610): 1148 -- Science
The "Two Cultures" problem of which Snow wrote resurfaces from time to time, as in the Science Wars debate about whether scientific truth is culturally "situated." That cultural divide has largely disappeared, but it has been replaced by another "Two Cultures" problem that is even more troublesome.
The two are being put in much closer contact as the new war against terror proceeds.
That problem almost created a showdown between the two communities; after a debate involving the universities and the Department of Defense, it was eventually solved with the help of some intercession by a report from the Academies.
www.sciencemag.org /cgi/content/summary/299/5610/1148   (890 words)

 Two Cultures or None   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Not very convincing because the very idea of the existence of two cultures is contradictory: the word culture can only be thought of in the singular; like the French Republic.
The distinguishing feature of culture is precisely its ability to express and develop organic links between all the dimensions of human activity.
Two or three years ago, France went through a very heated social, political and legal debate triggered by the so-called contaminated blood scandal, and the controversy is not over.
www.pantaneto.co.uk /issue8/levyleblond.htm   (3702 words)

 The Two Cultures
Two generations ago in literary criticism (let's stay out of the present) people got on the Freudian band wagon because they were predisposed to monocausal interpretations, it was an act of faith on their part.
For example, the Two culture argument is capable of generating really useful and productive conversation....but as a woman and as a dancer in western society I'm keenly aware that I spent a long time being removed as any sort of valid epistemic subject from BOTH cultures as defined through most of the modern period.
Linda's observation (on the Two Cultures website) that "as a woman and a dancer" she had long been "removed as any sort of valid epistemic subject" from most academic culture was my initial introduction to, and major intervention in, the whole train of thinking traced above.
serendip.brynmawr.edu /local/scisoc/snow.html   (12747 words)

 Conservation Ecology: Two Cultures of Ecology
This editorial was written two years ago and appeared on the main page of Conservation Ecology before any articles were published in the journal.
That is the culture of international science, where differences in history, language, and experience enhance the common foundation all scientists share in ways to acquire, apply, and sustain knowledge for the betterment of humanity.
The tension between those two is particularly evident in biology, and the reason lies in the principle features of each as summarized in the accompanying table.
www.ecologyandsociety.org /vol2/iss2/art4   (1874 words)

 Amazon.com: The Two Cultures (Canto): Books: C. P. Snow,Stefan Collini   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The reissue of The Two Cultures and its successor piece, A Second Look (in which Snow responded to the controversy four years later) has a new introduction by Stefan Collini, charting the history and context of the debate, its implications and its afterlife.
The tragedy of "the two cultures" is the breakdown between the politicians who must wield the tools and the technologists who must create them.
The Two Cultures is probably more famous as an idea which ignited discussion than as the lecture it is. This edition of C.P. Snow's classic includes a brilliant introduction by Stefan Collini.
www.amazon.com /Two-Cultures-Canto-P-Snow/dp/0521457300   (2220 words)

 Hernando: Where two cultures live as one
His two oldest daughters - Sarah, 7, and Nora, 5 - recite these words with him while dressed in their soccer uniforms.
Immigrants to America, they bring with them a strong appreciation for the culture of their native Egypt and an unyielding commitment to Islam, which shapes nearly ever aspect of their lives.
Nearby, the two older girls share a prayer rug and mimic their father's movements as he bows his forehead to the floor.
www.sptimes.com /2004/05/23/Hernando/Where_two_cultures_li.shtml   (3651 words)

 Two Cultures
You, readers, may become the cultural creatives who shape the future of science and the humanities.
Greek culture, centered around philosophy and probing the world through reason, lacked our strict conception of “the disciplines.” From theater to medicine and public speaking, a continual interplay existed between the sciences and humanities and the same people often explored both.
The culture of the 21st century, particularly in the humanities, is being shaped now, and most of the raw material from whichit will be shaped already exists.
www.brown.edu /Student_Services/WiSE/catmag/features/twocultures.html   (1374 words)

 The Richness of Two Cultures/Barstow   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
While these two cultures have long been connected, the relationship has generally been in one direction—science gains knowledge, and education passes it on to the next generation.
These two different time scales present a problem—it is difficult for scientists to have meaningful results from research within a few weeks or months of the launching of a collaboration.
The gains for the students must be clear and authentic, and fully compliant with the culture, values, and methods of the education community.
www2.terc.edu /ssp/conf_rep/ncssp_2/richtwo.htm   (1754 words)

 Conservation Ecology: Two Cultures: Not Unique to Ecology
I argue that the resolution of (1) the apparent conflict between the two cultures of ecology and (2) the problem of finding a sound direction during the transition of ecology would benefit from a transdisciplinary approach.
This resemblance indicates that the dualism that characterizes the "Two Cultures of Ecology" is not restricted to the discipline of ecology.
The logical basis for the existence of two cultures of ecology is not restricted to ecological science.
www.ecologyandsociety.org /vol3/iss1/resp2   (1448 words)

 The Chronicle: 11/25/2005: C.P. Snow: Bridging the Two-Cultures Divide
The Two Cultures is generous in criticizing both cultures for their intellectual isolationism, and Snow — being both novelist and physicist — was himself criticized for immodestly holding himself forth (albeit implicitly) as the perfect embodiment of what an educated person should be.
When the cultures are effectively bridged, the results, if not always admirable, are at least likely to be thought provoking: Witness the plays of Michael Frayn, or Leon Kass's incorporation of humanistic sensibility into the deliberations of the President's Committee on Bioethics.
O ne can reformulate the "two cultures" problem as a lament about overspecialization, partly captured by the quip that higher education — especially at the graduate level — involves learning more and more about less and less until one knows everything about nothing.
chronicle.com /temp/reprint.php?id=7v2slzqg6rmwkwpj600hdznds106vmx3   (2043 words)

 Bridging the Two Cultures
This was my first encounter with a problem first delineated by CP Snow in 1959 in his celebrated Rede Lecture on 'The Two Cultures'.
"I have been present at gatherings of people who, by the standards of the traditional culture, are thought highly educated and who have with considerable gusto been expressing their incredulity at the illiteracy of scientists.
The consequence of all this is that there is not much communication between the two cultures any more, and what little there is tends to be abusive and unreflective.
www.ucc.ie /opa/naughton.htm   (1106 words)

 Two Cultures: The Press and Broadcast Journalism
The print culture is essentially a visual one, the broadcast culture, an oral one.
In the print journalism culture, value is placed on the tight, strong lead, the well-edited story, the aesthetically pleasing layout.
The cultural differences produced as a result of these two contrasting demands are significant.
www.thebeenet.com /panthony/research/TwoCultures.html   (1639 words)

 Bridging the Two Cultures
Coining his now famous "two cultures" theory, he argued that scientists and artists form distinctive cultures that are incompatible and even hostile towards each other, and that these distinctions prevent true understanding and fruitful collaboration.
As the two newest librarians on staff at the time (we had only been working at York for three months), we reasoned that it would be a good opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge about the organization and the collection.
Snow's "Two Cultures" became the "Science Wars" of the post-modern era, with the relationship between the sciences and humanities characterized by distrust, mutual misunderstanding and hostility (Franklin 1995).
www.istl.org /02-spring/article1.html   (3164 words)

 EU Referendum
In advancing that thesis, though, I am reminded of C P Snow's famous book of the late fifties, The Two Cultures, in which he advanced the idea that the breakdown of communication between the sciences and the humanities (the "two cultures" of the title) was a major hindrance to solving the world's problems.
These are the politicos and the techies and, as with Snow's cultures, neither are talking to each other with the facility and understanding that they might.
In their enthusiasm for the wonders of technology, the techies lose sight of the political dimensions while the politicos are too often making their mad plans without any understanding of the technical realities.
eureferendum.blogspot.com /2005/12/two-cultures.html   (1047 words)

 CCCU : Resource Center | Psychology’s "Two Cultures": A Christian Analysis
There are subcultural themes within each culture which vary across time and constituency, but the broad contours of each and the gulf that separates the two can be clearly documented, as can the strengths and weaknesses of each.
Kimble takes his cue from C. Snow’s 1959 lecture on "The Two Cultures and the Scientific Revolution," in which, as a practitioner of both the sciences and the humanities, Snow deplored the gap in methods, values, and conceptual language that increasingly seemed to be separating these two major branches of Western culture.
Results for the first two groups (heterogenous samples of pre-psychology students and A.P.A. officers) showed a roughly normal distribution of scores, with the means in each case very close to the center—that is, showing no clear evidence for the "two cultures" phenomenon.
www.cccu.org /resourcecenter/resID.988,parentCatID.247/rc_detail.asp   (7814 words)

 The Two Cultures: C.P. Snow, Literature and Science"
"George Derfer on Charles Hartshorne's Contribution to the Two Cultures Debate" by Paul Christianssen
"Two Cultures or One?" by Paul Grobstein and Eleanor A. Bliss, Bryn Mawr College.
Cultures in Conflict: Perspectives on the Snow-Leavis Controversy
academics.vmi.edu /gen_ed/Two_Cultures.html   (744 words)

 Two Cultures: One Marriage
Culture often dictates what kind of, and how much, personal information should be disclosed between partners and to those outside of marriage.
Cultural differences are becoming more political in many parts of the world.
Next to knowing the culture of the individual is knowing the structure of the individual's family.
dialogue.adventist.org /essays/Smith.htm   (1728 words)

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