What do you think?
How well does the current framework of natural sciences work for the social sciences?
Should we be confined to looking for laws of nature in order to understand human behavior and social interactions?
Can you see a fundamental problem when we turn the microscope of objective observation back upon ourselves? Could we just be seeing a show that we are putting on for the camera? Seeing what we want to see or expect to see?
I often remark that life requires subjective participation so science cannot be our life. But what does this mean when we are making ourselves the object of our scientific investigations?
Any thoughts on this from our social scientists?
P.S. Remember the expectations for gracious dialogue. It would be natural in this topic for the social scientists to assume an instructional and authoritative role. But it would be nice to keep down the pejorative tones so the moderators don’t get upset.