Social Science Is For the Asocial?
| Lasse Lien |
I went to a physics seminar the other day. The presenter, an eminent astronomer, made the following remark as he was trying to convey what it was like to work in the natural sciences:
If you hate people and would prefer to do most of your work alone in your office, you should join the social sciences. If you love people and would like to work closely with many others in large research teams, you should join the natural sciences.
The paradox is just beautiful. You self-select to the social sciences because you hate people and want as little as possible to do with them.