Consilience: The Unity of Knowledge - The Social Sciences Summary & Analysis

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The Social Sciences Summary and Analysis

Social sciences are to deliver knowledge about lives and the way to control future. Social scientists lack unity and vision, and instead rely on precision in words. The complexity of social science exceeds that of physics or chemistry despite apparent familiarity. Due to errors of social scientists, Muslim fundamentalists are misjudged, there is a failure to foresee the collapse of the welfare state in America, while paying little attention to the foundation of human nature. They isolate social sciences from other sciences such as biology or psychology, denying evolution and hereditary differences. Cultures are claimed to be equal with equal rights in a society. Cultural relativism gains support, opposing unified human nature, biology creating a question on what really unites humanity.

There are two branches of anthropology that explain culture either as having a genetic background, a...

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