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The social sciences are a group of academic disciplines that study human aspects of the world. They differ from the arts and humanities in that the social sciences tend to apply use of the scientific method in the study of humanity, including quantitative and qualitative methods.

The social sciences approach subjective, inter-subjective, interactive, systemic, and constructed aspects of society as empirically existent systems which can be objectively proven. However, are traditionally referred to as soft sciences. This is in contrast to hard sciences, such as the natural sciences, which may focus exclusively on systemic aspects of nature.

The word "science" is older than its modern use, which is as a short-form for "natural science". Uses of the word "science", in contexts other than those of the natural sciences, are historically valid, so long as they are describing an art or organized body of knowledge which can be taught objectively. The use of the word "science" is not therefore always an attempt to claim that the subject in question ought to stand on the same footing of inquiry as a natural science.

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Tony Boles (born (1967-12-11) December 11, 1967 (age 49) in Thomasville, Georgia) is a former professional American football running back and kick returner who was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. After starring for the Michigan Wolverines football, where he once led the Big Ten Conference in rushing, he went on to a scandal ridden life. His college football career was ended prematurely due to a knee injury. He has been sentenced to prison multiple times and placed in homes for addicts due to cocaine abuse.

Although Boles was born in Thomasville, Georgia and his family settled in Westland, Michigan when he was ten years old. He grew up in a predominately white neighborhood where he was one of only four African-Americans in the entire student body at John Glenn High School. He had also attended Marshall Junior High School. He took a Caucasian woman to the high school prom, but was not allowed to enter her home. She had to pick him up for the prom.[1]

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  1. ^ Shelton, Steven Malik (May 2006). "The Nightmare Run of Tony Boles". Afromerica.com. Retrieved 2007-12-15. 
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