When we compare ourselves.
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This post is the fifteenth in a series reflecting on the meaning of life and the importance of this question. These posts should be read in the order they are published as, starting at the 6th for example, dear reader, will mean the whole thing makes no sense. Happy reading!
Of course, social sciences are the sciences of the poor. They require nothing more than a little bit of time, and cost nothing at all. Natural sciences, on the other hand, increase in costliness, the further you go. In order to advance science, the tools needed to study the largest subjects become more and more costly, as do those needed to study the most miniscule.
In social science the primary ingredient is oneself. We do, however, require others to be the control subjects in any experiment. And it is here that the two sciences part ways. Natural sciences can often be carried out autonomously and without implicating any human test subjects. The practitioners of these sciences, however, will surely agree that the implication of human test subjects, and the collection of results based on the subjective rather than upon instrumental measures, can make any task much more difficult but also the results much more satisfying.
In the case of social science, experiments demand that firstly a protocol is set by which we can assess the influence of consciousness on the tests, and on the results. But this is a paradox, as although this discipline requires the most costly of resources, it is not necessarily always available to use.
Until next time…
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Translation by Heidi Dewhirst: https://www.linkedin.com/in/heidi-virginia-dewhirst-142983a4/
Last Updated on January 8, 2022 by Coach Danny