2011Law wrote:Holly Golightly wrote:2011Law wrote:rayiner wrote:There is no "science" in political science any more than there is "engineering" in sanitation engineering.
Science = the development of theories using the scientific method. What would you categorize polisci as anyway?
I assume "a joke" is not the answer you're looking for?rayiner wrote:LOL @ the idea that political "science" uses the scientific method. Any more than sanitation engineering uses engineering principles.
damn you people harsh, you better not be saying these things as econ majors or something. you could have gone a little softer and just been like "baby stepping stone for law school." There are def some classes that are jokes for poli sci, but the same can pretty much be said of any major (though its more frequent in polisci than the hard science majors). If you ever read a poli sci article or book, its pretty apparent that the scientific method is used. Also, I'm pretty sure you'd have to be an engineer to design the sanitation system for a city.
I'm no expert by any means, but I thought the scientific method required that findings of a certain experiment must be repeatable and predictable. Studies in political science work with patterns, sure, but findings that can predict future events? Don't we wish.