chapter  3
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Is there an object-alienated science?

ByP. C. Sandler

Any contact with the unknown is mostly abhorred. Among the many manifestations—symptoms—of this abhorrence is the precocious naming of unknown things, facts and events, be they material or not. This gives the beholder an impression of knowledge about what remains unknown despite the fact that it is named. Unborn children already receive a name—and many of them dislike it. The step from naming to labelling is too short; very soon labels are transformed into jargon—which is liable to be misused by people who do not have direct experience of seeing or using those things, events or facts.