Search for the Truth in the Social Sciences
-is the earth round?
-yes but not perfectly
-how do we know if something is a fact?
-authority/integrity of the source
-reproducibility of results – distinguishes science and social science
-exact date and time of earth’s creationth less than 5000 years old
-accepted as fact until early 19 century
-what is the source of our knowledge?
-role of tradition and authority
-who’s voice is more respected?
-many sources of errors
-casual versus scientific observation
-with so many sources of errors, how can we be sure?
The Creation of Reality
-reality does not exist – it is created or socially constructed