More on Scientific Reductionism–this time from a conservative columnist

David Brooks, the center-right columnist at the New York Times today published a column about the limitations on neuron research.  He’s not against neural research, just the hubris that tends to collect around it.  Like research on DNA, research on neurons is great stuff—but no matter how enthusiastic the scientists may be, it does not explain the products of culture, sociality, or humanity.   And this conclusion is not the result of a political bias, but is a critique widely shared in anthropology, sociology, and beyond.  The article is here.