Brant Gaede Posted July 10, 2016 Share Posted July 10, 2016 3 hours ago, BaalChatzaf said: Soft science is not science unless it is empirically falsifiable (in principle, if not in practical fact). The disciplines of metaphysics , psychology, ethics, aesthetics are NOT sciences and never were. Only parts of economics is well founded on proper statistical analysis. That are quantitative disciplines such as scheduling, logistics, cost estimation and software construction which are not science (they lack generality) but are very akin to engineering which is supported by scientific principles. The "soft sciences" are basically bullshit and their practitioners sometimes use the appearance of scientific method and rigor to hide the rot. Of the things that are not science, I like art. Art of various sorts make no pretense to being "scientific". They appeal to our non-rational, non-quantitative aspect. Artists generally do not pretend to be what they are not. Therefore you are using bullshit to refute bullshit? To say something as expressed is bullshit implicitly posits that there is a way--not a scientific way--that is not bullshit trapping you in a basic contradiction you are purblind to. --Brant so that's what you think of Ayn Rand: bullshitter (getting that out of you was like pulling teeth) individual rights: bullshit morality of rational self interest: bullshit philosophy of science--metaphysics and epistemology applied and common with Objectivism: bullshit unless used by scientists and of no other use elsewhere than in science? etc., etc., etc. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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