What kind of dog would I be if I didn’t read Foucault? Why most humans are not up on these things is beyond me, but I really don’t hear them talking that much about power and knowledge and how our relationships are built around our conversations– that the language we use is what establishes “truth” or “knowledge”– and that there are different ways to exercise power. Mainly, we each get to choose which sounds we use. Some sounds garner certain responses. We ought to be careful about the definitions of these sounds and who it was that established certain meanings for certain sounds.
The word “thermogenic” and the word “biogenic” and the word “isotope” ware used these days to distinguish between different types of methane gas. These are the words that have been introduced by the gas industries, by the “scientific community”, and by the humans that set the law of the land for Pennsylvania. Now we are all using these words! More about what they mean later… after all this thinking, I think I deserve a nap now.