I don’t want to argue if Psychology and Sociology are scientific or not, but rather I think a good discussion would be on a couple models of intellect:
1. Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence model http://www.infed.org/thinkers/gardner.htm
Here’s a fun little test I took concerning Gardner’s Multiple Intelligence, although I don’t believe it has much reliability- thus fun test: http://www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks3/ict/multiple_int/index.htm
Linguistics (word smart) 20
Intrapersonal (myself smart) 20
Musical (music smart) 18
Naturalistic (nature smart) 17
Interpersonal (people smart) 17
Visual/spatial (picture smart) 14
Kinaesthetic (body smart) 14
Logical (numbers smart) 12
Basically the idea behind all of this is that we all have different areas of intelligence. Not all of us can be scientist, but some of us can be writers, psychologists, musicians or what have you and be just as talented with what we do as Einstein- in that area. No, I’m not talking savantism- as in autism, but that is an extreme of the norm. The majority of us have more than one area that we are intellectually inclined- which is what I am trying to demonstrate by sharing my score on the little test. The only difference is, I had an idea as to what my results would look like because I took a more realistic test when I worked on a psych degree. My ability for words/linguistics showed up on my ACT scores too and was my highest score.
Bottom line is that some of us are more gifted in certain areas and others in other areas and I know there are other models of intellect too, which I’m willing to discuss too, if anyone would like.