Why use "physically" in place of "socially"?

Vernacular-wise, why is the word "physically" used in sentences where the word "socially" is normally expected?

A:

As scientists, our job is to firmly establish how one value relates to another so this relationship can be predicted on command. For example, assume someone says, "When I drive 60 miles per hour for the next 2 hours, the distance I will have driven is 120 miles." Such a prediction can now be faithfully accepted as well as reproduced on command because the values of "speed", "time" and "distance" have already been clearly related by the law that states, "speed is distance/time". Of course, as scientists we always remain open to the possibility of a serious challenge to this statement of physical law, and look forward to being resurrected in a reality made possible by the challenge's triumph.

Okay, now to the point:

The shortcoming of sociology is that it seeks to establish certain facts about human behavior, or why people choose to do things, when free will may eventually account for the nullification of those facts. Basically, the human choice cannot be predicted so it's fair to say that the measurements which have been attributed to them, and the adjectives and nouns that have been consequently created to identify these humans, are likely to be negligible in their applicability in the long run (but just long enough to sell a few text books). This is why it's scientifically legitimate to instead measure the physical consequences of a decision made from exercising free will, but stopping short of using incomplete information to judge and brand what a human being is.

Once there is a scientific relationship responsible for describing the physical results or values created by someone who is exercising their own free will, it will then become sufficiently clear as to why people choose to do things.

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