Friday, June 06, 2008

227. World's Easiest Catch: Zen of Rock Crab, Oak Tree Matrix Scope of Knowledge Relative to the Rock Crab

What do people know?
Why (when, where, how) did they come to know what they know?
What drove them / What motivates people to know what they know?
How do they collect their data / input information from their environment?
How do they analyze and organize this information?
In a system of stakeholders, who knows what? And why do they know what they know?
How do knowledge regimes overlap or are disconnected (gaps)? Is it synergistic or dissective?
Why? Is it psychological/experiential direct interactivity or is there interaction mediated through technology, associated with individual psychological disconnect (distant manager syndrome)? Psychological connectivity and disconnectivity with (1) other people within the system (2) technologies used within the system (3) resources/given environments. How is individual psychology affected within a given size of a human-environmental system (from small-scale to large-scale systems)?
How do gaps and overlaps, synergisms and dichotomies of knowledge regimes of stakeholders
shift with the given size of system (number of stakeholders involved in a given resource/place, the expansion of space and time among interactions of stakeholders)? For example, stakeholders of a coffee resource operates at a global scale, from tropics to the temperate latitudes. Stakeholders of the rock crab industry are largely revolved around Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego.

Science and the psychology of collecting.
I included my "out of the box and into the worm" poem on the scope of questions in ecology and evolution. But this poem needs to be expanded into asking questions about the human dimensions/perceptions/interactions with environmental systems. Scope of potential knowledge of a given resource.
The question list comes from An Inconvenient Truth and the Relativism of Environmental Science.

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