|MadSci Network: Science History|
As a recent grad school drop out from one of the nations best political science programs, I have become keenly aware of the attempts of social scientists to co-opt the legitimacy of the scientific method. This, of course, is not an entirely new phenomenon, but even following the upheveals of the 60s, the theory of "Revolutionary Science" and the complete botching of the cold war (as in the political scientists really didn't have a clue after all), it seems that the social "sciences" have been GAINING legitamcy, that pollsters and statisticians are becoming THE experts and opion leaders. On a more philosophical level, I am curious as to how those in the natural sciences regad these developments. Do scientists legitimized by society scorn those weak-kneed practioners comine at it from a statisitcal point of view? Do scientists even think the scientific method can be used to predict mass human behavior? Thanks.
Re: Relationship between natural and social 'sciences'
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