Saturday, 15 October 2011

Social Work

James D. Watson (of DNA fame, and borderline-racism infame) once declared: 'there is only one science, physics: everything else is social work' [quoted in Lifelines (1997) by Steven Rose]. There may be something in this: not in the sense of elevating the importance of physics, but on the contrary, as stressing the centrality of 'social work' -- the crossover between science and fiction for instance.

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