Friendship with the Sciences

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August 8, 2018

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In his 2005 article, "For an ethics of promising, or: a few kind words about James Watson", Mike Fortun proposes an "ethics of friendship" toward the field of genomics. We include "Friendship with the sciences" in our spice rack in efforts to balance some of the saltier, suspicious flavors we have grown to rely upon. 

Fortun writes, "An ethics of promising for us means being reluctant to judge too quickly, preferring instead to construct new assemblages in which experimental practitioners from both the sciences and science studies can ‘muddle through’ together toward mutual understanding and even practical ends—uneasily, to be sure, but abetted by the same combination of laughter, dedication, forbearance born of sustained proximity, and mutual critique that characterizes the best friendships in the personal domain" (2005:170). 

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