Sea of Troubles

Caelyx's Second Law

I’m declaring Caelyx’s Second Law:

Subjectivity is a lesser sin than false rigor.

I really should expound more on the basis of this, and what triggered it, but I’m very tired (it’s 1.30 am here). So, instead, I’m just going to throw it out there. Let’s just say that my (admittedly tenuous) faith in positivist social science is all but blown away.

It’s also a law I’m battling with in my “real-world-work”, and it trips me up astonishingly often considering how sane I consider myself to be.

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