Scientists in an irrational world
It could be that the system's in equilibrium, that there is an n-way symbiotic synergy in which we all get what we want, a kind of perpetual multi-player 'scissors paper stone'. but that presumes rationality and i just don't see it. i had wandered around black hat talking to people about how 'rationality's not looking too good these days' something i thought would get a lot of pushback but instead got a lot of sympathetic "yeah's".
The analytical approaches I've taken in the past just aren't sufficient for me to understand what's going on. I've learned a lot, and now know how to temper analysis with empathy and combine it with experience; at what point does it become enough to understand?
you can be scientists in a somewhat irrational world. you just have to think about things at another level ...