I think you can do good science…if you actually understand the conceptual structure of the discipline, you can make better contributions to it than if you just kinda assume that you’re uncovering truth, truth after truth and there’s really no underlying agenda. Because there is one.
Everyone gravitates towards elements of what the network in Canada does because they are fundamental questions at the heart of it. Basically, what STS or HPS look at fundamentally is ‘what is nature?’ and ‘how do we know it?’ And that’s the starting point. And then you have all these different types of questions that spawn from that and that are really really interesting.