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Frank Press On Social Science

Science is not a body of facts and theories, but a way of considering problems and viewing the world. Scientists observe phenomena, develop hypotheses, conduct experiments, analyze findings and generate knowledge. They may measure gamma rays or public opinion, but the process is the same. It is this process that is science.

Social scientists contribute enormously to important national issues, and all of us—scientists and the public—are better off as a result. The combined power of both the natural and social sciences can be particularly effective in providing analysis and insight on such matters as arms control and conflict resolution, industrial competitiveness, crime, disease and so many of the other problems that face our society in the years ahead.

-Frank Press
Editorial: "Social Scientists are Real Scientists"
The Washington Post, p. A17 July 4, 1987...

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