A New Kind of Social Science for the 21st century

A Conversation with Nicholas Christakis. In the 21st century, the social sciences offer equal promise for improving human welfare. The advances that we have made and will be making, especially in understanding human behavior and its very deep origins, will be translated into interventions of diverse sorts that will have a much bigger impact in terms of improving human welfare than many of the prior examples that I gave. External link: http://edge.org/conversation/a-21st-century-change-to-social-science