Biology Reinvigorated: Life/Society, Nature/Culture, Evolution/History

Diogenes 45 (180):1-19 (1997)
In fact, analogy is a legitimate form of comparison, and comparison is the only practical means we have for the understanding of things. The fault of the biological sociologists was not that they used it but that they used it wrongly. Instead of trying to control their studies of society by their knowledge of biol ogy, they tried to infer the laws of the first from the laws of the second
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