Work continues on the biotech article, and as is usually the case with research, the more I learn, the more I realize the people and their stories descend into a twisted myriad of connections I can’t possibly hope to capture in systematically-ordered prose. So instead of writing my article I am thinking about theories of historical change. Is change dialectical in nature, meaning when an initial state (whether it be abstract, as Hegel suggested, or a particular mode of production, as did Marx) is met with an alternative, their inconsistencies force a new synthesis, a new state of being? Perhaps, but right now it seems too simplistic and, especially in the case of biotechnology, ignores the role of non-human nature.
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June 18, 2011 · 1:59 am