For the last 400 years or so science has relied on an “objectivity” provided by rational thinking and measurements.
The premises of neo-Darwinism and neoliberalism constitute the tacit, taken-for-granted understanding of “how the world works”.
Bioeconomics is the default worldview for contemporary economic thought, public policy and politics. The only problem is that, by the lights of the latest biological sciences, this narrative is wrong, seriously wrong.
Ecological economics of course has roots in ecology and biology as well as in economics. Most of ecological economists’ and steady-state economists’ time has been well-spent correcting economics in the light of biology and ecology. And there is still more to do in this direction. However, we should be careful to avoid importing some deep metaphysical biases frequent in biology, along with its scientific truths.