Person 1: “People are idiots. They drink to feel better, but alcohol’s a depressant.” Person 2: “Maybe biologically, but psychologically it lowers their defenses, so they feel better.” Person 1: “They’re idiots, getting drunk all the time. They’re so stupid.” Person 2: “They’re not dumb. They’re in pain.”
Soft sciences deal with human behavior and have value judgments in them. Hard sciences strive to understand the physical world and its phenomena.
I’ve been using the CPAP for 7 months now. Some nights I sleep all the way through. That’s a dramatic improvement. Even more dramatic is that dreams no longer restart again and again. It seems that CPAP has eliminated that sleep apnea problem I had.
Does human psychology exist only as a subject because of our limited understanding of genetics, biology, and their reactions to environment?