Anthropology to help science on the road to realism
Want to be an anthropologist? Be scientific. Read theory, do quantifying fieldwork and improve that theory with your findings.
But be wise and also imagine what happens beyond your eyes and ears, behind front doors and closed curtains, under covers and tables, up on roofs and tree branches, in the darkness of nights and shadows of the sun, at backs of minds and with subtle energies.
That makes your observations deeper and more sensitive. You will talk in better voices. And your body language attunes to subtle energies that scientific measurements are still to discover.
Then try to express your refinements and integrate them with quantifying theory, perhaps the biggest challenge of all for a true anthropologist. You will not only improve anthropology but open the minds of mechanistic thinkers. You will be part, dear friend, of science on the road to realism.