Saturday, March 13, 2010

Dancing is to Sport as Politics is to Science...

From Scott:

I attended a youth dance competition yesterday and the big banner draped across the Marriott Center was "Dance Sport."

There seems to be a prestige attached to the concept of "sport" that marginal athletic activities are trying to tap into. Kind of like the word "Science" in academic disciplines: where the word needs to be used we can suspect little of the substance advertised.

Will we soon see: Curling Sport, Figure Skating Sport, Bowling Sport ?

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