Published on December 31st, 20121
Greetings from the Editors
What is Popular Social Science? Well, our journal draws on the lessons learnt by a wide array of academics within political science, sociology, psychology, history, and economics. Our purpose is to increase people’s knowledge about the social sciences.
It is important to us that you become wiser after browsing our journal. But it is also important to us that you enjoy what you read. Or, as the American author and scientist Isac Asimov so eloquently put it: ” The sadest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
As we are moving further into the twenty-first century, it has become more and more essential to be able to communicate science to the people. We are living in a knowledge based society, and it is of increasing importance that science is shared and communicated in an understandable manner.
We would like to use this occasion to thank a few people who has helped us along the way: our regular contributors, all our other contributors, and the people who have assisted us in promoting our journal. We would also like to thank all our readers, and the Department of Sociology and Political Science at NTNU for providing the environment from which Popular Social Science has blossomed.
Our journal has now been online for about two months. A few days ago we reached a new hallmark; we now have a reach of more than 100 countries. In other words, science knows no territorial boundaries.
We have expanded from our strongholds in Trondheim, Oslo, and California, and are proud to be a representative of social science to the world. With your help we firmly believe Popular Social Science will continue to grow, and that we together can bring science to the people.
We hope that you all have had a joyful holiday season, and we wish you all the best for the New Year.
Tor Georg, Joachim, and Mark
*Cover photo by Jo Naylor