scientific fields arranged by purity

scientific fields arranged by purity

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    38 Responses to scientific fields arranged by purity

    1. “Purity” doesn’t have anything to do with usefulness.

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    2. Mathematicians are smartasses

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    3. Isn’t math just applied reason?

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    4. Insert Engineer looking down on the group shouting “I have people skills; I am good at dealing with people! Can’t you understand that?!” A la Office Space.

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    5. I think Psychiatry would be a better description of applied Biology. But the mathematicians definitely pwn in the purity department… 🙂

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    6. Artists get to have fun making fun of them all though, tehee :3

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    7. Maths is shallow and pointless. It’s linear and uninteresting, just like the people who study it.

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      • What’s so “shallow and pointless” about mathematics?

        without math, there would be NONE of the derivative sciences indicated here:
        no physics – which explains the physical interactions of objects from galaxies down to quarks and neutrinos

        no chemistry – which explains the chemical interactions of atoms and molecules

        no biology – which explains how living organisms function and interact with one another

        no psychology – which attempts to explain how the human brain is affected chemically by interpretations of events in the outside environment

        no sociology – which attempts to explain how a large groups of brains (inside humans) develop rules and behaviors that allow for the greatest benefit to the group as a whole

        I’ve taken classes in all of these subjects, and they’re all dependent on mathematics, they just get more dependent on mathematics as you go up this “purity” spectrum.

        I mean, there are even more things that just wouldn’t be without math; there would be no engineering, because engineering is all about designing things to precision so they will operate the way you want them to. You can’t be precise without math.

        There would be no western music. The 12-tone major scale is mathematical: octaves are logarithmic, A below middle C is 440 Hz, A above middle C is 880 Hz.

        We would have absolutely no understanding of wave motion; no sound, no light, no fluid dynamics. Hell, we wouldn’t even know about electromagnetics or that light is just part of a spectrum of electromagnetic radiation that includes radio waves, micro waves, and x-rays.

        Without math, there is no science.

        How dare you say it is “shallow and pointless”.

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      • LOL… Mathematics is the polar opposite of linear, and uninteresting. And clearly you’ve been hanging around the wrong math crowd… 😛

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      • I think you’re all going off on a tangent. Well, sum of you are.

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    8. It’s all wrong

      Mmedicine is applied biology, psychology is not science at all.

      I’m not quite sure ’bout sociology.

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