A rule of thumb.

If you must add the word “science” to your doings to make people believe it’s science…it ain’t science.  Biology is biological science, but we usually say biology, and never “biology science”. 

So why call sociology “social sciences”?  And how about “political science”?  Should that be politology?

Human psychology, of course, cannot possibly be science.  Well, maybe for superhuman intellects.  We can study worms pretty thoroughly.  But encompassing the human mind using the human mind?  I call “Gödel!” on that crap.

There’s really only one science.  It’s called…Science.  As a verb, it means employing the Scientific Method.  As a noun, it’s all knowledge and understanding acquired through practice.

About wormme

I've accepted that all of you are socially superior to me. But no pretending that any of you are rational.
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2 Responses to A rule of thumb.

  1. Brett says:

    The social sciences are neither, just as the problem with liberals is they aren’t.

  2. wormme says:

    Yep!

    That’s why they keep harping on how liberal and scientific they are. They protesteth too much.

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