Zucchini Mush as a Misguided Way of Knowing
Department of Family Therapy
Canadian Journal of Counselling
In order to perceive the world, we must necessarily draw distinctions. As Dell and Goolishian (1981) have said, "without carving the world into pieces by naming some of its 'parts' we can see nothing" (p. 178). According to Gregory Bateson, there may be "better and worse ways of doing this splitting of the universe into nameable parts" (Bateson, 1977, p. 244). Science is one such way of perceiving: As a method of perception—and that is all science can claim to be—science, like all other methods of perception, is limited in its ability to collect the outward and visible signs of whatever may be truth." (Bateson, 1979, p. 32).
Flemons, D. G. (1987). Zucchini Mush as a Misguided Way of Knowing. Canadian Journal of Counselling, 21 (2-3), 161-164. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/shss_facarticles/16