Sometimes, sciences such as sociology, psychology and the humanities are dismissed as somehow being "soft". Especially by those who think of themselves as coming from the "hard" sciences, with physics as the crown achievement of everything.
Allow me to bitch-slap this stupid notion out of your silly little head.
There is nothing soft about the so called soft sciences. When things go wrong in them, people die. And they die in so brutally fucked up ways that not even the most hyped of death rays can even come close in comparison.
When policy reform fails due to an inability to understand the reality of the social situation, tragic ensues. In minor cases, people get away with a higher than intended tax rate. In severe cases, bloody revolutions occur.
When systems of distribution are smashed to pieces because of misguided ideological notions, people die. Literally. With starvation not being the prime example.
When social pathologies are institutionalized and reified into the very physical fabric of the world we live in, people die. Not least when it turns out that these very same pathologies are prone to abusing state violence to stay institutionalized.
If you get the soft sciences wrong, you end up with a lot of dead people. And a situation that will keep generating dead people until either everyone is dead, or someone understands the political, social and psychological situation well enough to kick it where it matters.
So if you are one of those who drone on endlessly about the softness of the soft sciences - please do return to your (real or imaginary) lab and keep pretending that your hard-on is relevant to anyone other than yourself.
I can't imagine it being as hard as you make it out to be.