Was thinking about Yuval Noah Harari and Jared Diamond. People don’t seem to like these broad brush thinkers.
Today I was in hospital with my relative. My own sociological reservations were brushed off by the consultant as having no evidence base.
I was thinking again how each specialism requires expertise. No one can make sweeping statements about the whole of society because it cuts across the paths of multiple professional bodies.
Maybe I could train as an anthropologist. But I want to be a poet!
Therefore it’s virtually impossible to postulate about society as a whole. Poetry has no value and is just entertainment or window dressing. Words are meaningless.
Words have no value…
People like specialists not generalists.
Generalists really don’t have a role. No one listens to anthropology. The lab rats have taken over. Capitalism. It’s systemic. Quantifying everything. You come up against it in everything. The scientific method.