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social physics is just a social construct

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John Locke, Immanuel Kant and John Stuart Mill shared the belief that there are "natural laws" governing society, and that these might be uncovered by systematic enquiry, just as Isaac Newton described the laws that direct heavenly bodies.

In the 17th century Thomas Hobbes "physics of society" argued that the best society is a benevolent monarchy.

In the 19th century when the French philosopher Auguste Comte coined the term "social physics".

These early efforts were motivated by a sincere wish to make the world a better place, they displayed a deterministic tendency that subjugated or denied the role of free will.

Statistical physicists are now bringing formidable theoretical tools and computational techniques to bear on social events with the clear understanding that each individual is a free agent.

Statistical social physics embraces the idea that we are at liberty to make choices.

Within proscribed limits statistical regularities emerge groups of individuals who are free to choose.

The truth is we often have a very limited range of the choices.

In principle we can run the lawn mower anywhere that there is level ground without vegetation large enough to stop the blades.

And if we wanted to we could pick the lawn mower up and use it as a hedge trimmer (assuming we had the physical strength) but of course only Arnold Schwarzenegger is strong enough to do that.

Left to our own devices we tend to do what everybody else is doing.

We are far more predictable than we assume.

Social physics reveals that our freedom is constrained by laws, conventions, traditions and the effects of interactions with fellow citizens.

Traffic flow is a good illustration of these principles in action.

Interactions between individuals arise here primarily because they all aim to avoid collisions.

This makes us responsive to what the vehicle ahead does.

Traffic appears to display abrupt switches in flow that bear a close similarity to "phase transitions" in physics.

Such transitions - ice melting, for example - demonstrate that in systems of many interacting components, things often stay unchanged until some influence reaches a certain threshold that suddenly flips the system into a new mode of behavior.

It appears the best modeling system for understanding macro social phenomena is physics.

Biology remains applicable at the quantum level.

Social physics brushes away romantic illusions about a free society.

The statistics of democratic elections, for instance, indicate that they are not simply determined by the sum of independent choices among the electorate.

Instead, they show a mathematical pattern that physicists recognize as the signature of systems of strongly interacting components, which is to say that choices are not independent but highly interdependent.

Strongly interacting systems are prone to "avalanches," so that even tiny influences may engender butterfly effects.





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