Category Archives: 4.3 Sociology as Science

Sociology and Journalism

Sociology professors like to ask incoming students about the difference between sociology and journalism. While the students squirm, the professor leads them to the right answer. This is the notion that sociology is a science as opposed to the untethered musings of the feckless journalists in the next classroom over. But how… Read more »

Science and Pseudoscience, truth and opinion

The English word “science” is primarily used about the natural sciences. We like to warrant our knowledge claims as being true by citing their scientific basis. We use the word “pseudoscience” to describe those studies whose knowledge claims are mistakenly regarded as scientific truths. We mean to say that their claims are… Read more »