Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Karl Popper Quote

“Any social science which does not teach the impossibility of rational social construction is entirely blind to the most important facts of social life.”

HT: Andrew C. McCarthy

1 comment:

Texan99 said...

I'm listening to a long series of lectures on the history of science lately, as I've had a lot of driving to do. Every decade there's a new scientific controversy arising out of a conviction that God couldn't have made the physical world work that way, because it isn't our idea of what God must be like. That's how I think of most theories of social interaction.

It's been very hard for humans to learn to look at facts instead of preconceptions. You have to have conceptual organizers, but we so easily let them overshadow what we actually see.