Science, ecology and economics are at their best when. . .

Much has been said for and against science, ecology and economics as: religion (their own metaphysics); imperialist (colonizing the traditional “why” and “how” questions of the humanities); and socially-constructed (by virtue of the meanings we give to the extant). So too a great deal has been said about the consequentialist critiques of science, ecology and economics becoming Big Business and producing sufficient Bad as to call into question their Good.

These critiques, however, have limitations, which are largely that of being true as far as any kind of criticism can go. What the critiques frequently miss is that the weaknesses of the fields serve in the same instant as their strengths.

Science, ecology and economics are at their best, I believe, when each admits the blind-spots it has in the very strengths each demonstrates.

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