One of the cool things about this blog, particularly the Afternoon Inquisitions,Â is the occasional glimpse we get into the diverse backgrounds of the readers. Among other things, aÂ lot of you are computer people, some are doctors, some are writers, and some proudly wave the flag of “indefinable”.
And there are quite a few social scientists and social workers that click by here as well. Some even stick around and comment.
So for today, let’sÂ fire upÂ a discussion about social science. As always, the questions are just the jumping off point. Don’t be afraid to take the discussion in a new direction if the flow calls for it.
What area of social science most interests you? WillÂ social science(s) everÂ become methodologicallyÂ similar to the natural sciences (i.e. make testable predictions, unveilÂ natural laws, etc.)? Has it already? If so, can you give examples? And what was all that talk about a giant unicycle? I don’t see a giant unicycle. I don’t even see a regular unicycle. Sam has lost his freakin’ mind.
The Afternoon Inquisition (or AI) is a question posed to you, the Skepchick community. Look for it to appear Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 3pm ET.