Monday, August 27, 2007

EXPERTS

Also starting to reread Frances Lappe's Diet for a Small Planet. She had an interesting take on experts in her introduction. The experts we find quoted in the mainstream is almost automatically a servant of the status quo. That's what he or she is an expert in. It's very hard for them to think outside the definitions they are used to. They aren't likely to look for a new way of doing things because then they wouldn't be an expert anymore. Takes a lot of guts to say "hey, I don't know everything. What can you teach me?"

1 comment:

toonguykc said...

I am an admitted lover of beef...and I realize that's not good for the planet.  But at least I haven't added to the population (what with the gay thing and all) -- so maybe I'm just neutral as far as Mother Earth is concerned.  ?

xxxx
Russ