What do you all think of Auguste Comte’s analogy of sociology as a social physics?

I think the social physics vs. physics (natural science) analogy is an interesting expression of sociology as a social science. In the same way physics discovers and interprets the natural world to understand its laws and allow us to manipulate nature, sociology reveals the “laws” or forces in society which we could then use to consciously change it. Similarly, in the same way physics has both theorists and experimentalists, sociology has the same thing. Although I’m not very interested in quantitative/qualitative research into society, I am interested in critical theory and how we are meant to understand and interpret society as it continually changes. Both types of sociologists seem necessary.

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Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres - Amédée-David, the Comte de Pastoret (1823-6)
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SOCIOLOGY - Auguste Comte youtube.com/watch?v=OhVam…
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TIL that the word "altruism" was coined by the sociologist Auguste Comte en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alt…
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A religion of Humanism for the non-religious - Auguste Comte - The School of Life [8:43] youtube.com/attribution_l…
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Not the messiah - The French sociologist Auguste Comte attempted to reconcile suspicion of religion with sympathy for its ritual – by founding the secular faith of positivism, a precursor to humanism newstatesman.com/ideas/20…
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In Our Time podcast: Altruism | The term altruism was coined by Auguste Comte and is derived from the Latin “alteri” or "the others”. It describes an unselfish attention to the needs of others. Comte declared that man had a moral duty to “serve humanity, whose we are entirely.” bbc.co.uk/programmes/p003…
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[SoTM Jan13|PDF] Auguste Comte and the Religion of Humanity: the Post-Theistic Program of French Social Theory catdir.loc.gov/catdir/sam…
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Born today : January 19th - Auguste Comte, Philosopher, a "founder of the discipline of sociology and of the doctrine of positivism" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aug…
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"Jean Nepomucene Auguste Pichauld, Comte de Fortsas, was a man with a singular passion. He collected books of which only one copy was known to exist." museumofhoaxes.com/hoax/a…
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Born today : January 19th - Auguste Comte, Philosopher, a "founder of the discipline of sociology and of the doctrine of positivism" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aug…
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