GEOG 2RC3 Lecture Notes - Social Constructionism

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Search for the truth in the social sciences. Reproducibility of results distinguishes science and social science. Exact date and time of earth"s creation less than 5000 years old. Reality does not exist it is created or socially constructed. Our actions/behaviours are based on what we believe to be real/true. In retrospect, some truths from the past seem absurd, given our modern sensibility, yet were believed to be real/true at the time. Current truths might be questioned in the future (faith in science, genetic engineering, zero tolerance) Regions are not naturally occurring, they are intellectual creations devised in the human mind for a particular purpose. Some are more/less useful, depending on its purpose.

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