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The world of social phenomena is so complex that we should be guarded in accepting appeals to scientism. As Arnold Kling points out, social scientism is insidious because it may appear to comport with “common sense,” yet this frequently involves a fallacy of division. Kling believes we should do our best to exercise “ESSP,” or Epistemological Skepticism about Social Phenomena. The egos of central planners are fed by social scientism of the type described by Kling, but their promises regularly fail to pan out, leading to a kind of societal senescence. But if we all rev up our ESSP, and keep are meddling hands off, we’re likely to enjoy a more creative and prosperous society. Let freedom ring!