My smarter students have figured it out: If in class they casually include the words natural or objective in a sentence that also includes research and/or technology and if they manage to look as if they mean it, the following five minutes will be action-packed. I will begin a rantabout how nothing is objective because everything is biased, about how what we think comes naturally to us is difficult for others to do, and about how even seemingly objectively made artifacts like maps are always based on conventions imbued with ideologies that are specific in this time and place.…
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