Comment by naadir_jeewa on Beware of Stephen J. Gould · 2007-11-06T09:11:02.000Z · score: 2 (3 votes) · LW · GW

But remember, evolutionary claims of progress were (and are) rife in the social sciences. That was what Gould ended up changing, if nothing else.

Comment by naadir_jeewa on Rationalization · 2007-09-30T20:47:43.000Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

How would this relate to shock Bruno Latour's conceptualization of Actor-Network-Theory, where the sociologist simply tries to maximise the number of sources of uncertainty in a set of trials, without resorting to a "explanatory social theory"?