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Author Topic: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O  (Read 4092691 times)

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #109695 on: July 21, 2016, 09:06:52 pm »

Wait, isn't that what science is all about?

My life is a lie.

This somehow reminds me of this one kid I knew who was doing an agronomy study thing on soy.
He said it was SOYENCEI'm soy Soyrry
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #109696 on: July 21, 2016, 09:09:48 pm »

"Hard" sciences also get more prestige and attention 'cuz they're easier to make money out of.
Have you seen how much psychiatrists get paid?
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #109697 on: July 21, 2016, 09:10:28 pm »

Wait, isn't that what science is all about?

My life is a lie.

This somehow reminds me of this one kid I knew who was doing an agronomy study thing on soy.
He said it was SOYENCEI'm soy Soyrry

Those puns were soy bad I can taste it. Tastes like a meat substitute made from a species of bean.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #109698 on: July 21, 2016, 09:18:33 pm »

"Hard" sciences also get more prestige and attention 'cuz they're easier to make money out of.
Have you seen how much psychiatrists get paid?
Well in the case of soft science you can still be paid a lot of money if the stuff you are doing 'sounds right' but may actually be wrong. 

Like Asperger syndrome, it seems to be a tossup these days whether it is actually anything distinct from high functioning autism.  Yet how many folks were diagnosed with it (and doctors paid) with it back in the 90s?  Yet now it's debatable it is even a thing?
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #109699 on: July 21, 2016, 09:19:21 pm »

"Hard" sciences also get more prestige and attention 'cuz they're easier to make money out of.
Have you seen how much psychiatrists get paid?
Psychiatrists != psychologists. Psychiatrists are just medics with some psychology training. Actual psychologists don't get paid that much. Also that's the biomedical sciences, not humanities.

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #109700 on: July 21, 2016, 09:20:28 pm »

Wait, isn't that what science is all about?

My life is a lie.

This somehow reminds me of this one kid I knew who was doing an agronomy study thing on soy.
He said it was SOYENCEI'm soy Soyrry

Those puns were soy bad I can taste it. Tastes like a meat substitute made from a species of bean.

You just have no taste for... SOY FI
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #109701 on: July 21, 2016, 09:22:17 pm »

You just have no taste for... SOY FI
Yeah, it's almost like they don't live in a land where half the stuff has soy in it in soyme way.

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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #109702 on: July 21, 2016, 09:25:53 pm »

I mean, hard science is like a sword, and soft science is like fear. You can use both to equally powerful results, but even if your opponent disbelieve your stabs, they will still die.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #109703 on: July 21, 2016, 09:28:50 pm »

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« Reply #109704 on: July 21, 2016, 09:29:31 pm »

I'm just saying that hard science is based ob reality while soft science is based on, well, basically magic.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #109705 on: July 21, 2016, 09:31:36 pm »

I'm just saying that hard science is based ob reality while soft science is based on, well, basically magic.

No, hard science is easier to use quantitative analysis, which is more or less objective, while soft science is more along the lines of qualitative analysis, which is a lot more subjective and open to interpretation.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #109706 on: July 21, 2016, 09:32:15 pm »

I use "Greater Psychophysics" to imitate feats of engineering with 80% realness

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« Reply #109707 on: July 21, 2016, 09:34:58 pm »

Yeah, basically. You don't need to convince someone as much that planes can fly, than to convince them about economics.
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If youíre going to do something that crazy, save it for when itíll make a difference.
But absent near-omniscience thereís no way to know when that is. You can only make your best approximate calculation. You can only make your throw and try to puzzle out the results afterward.

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« Reply #109708 on: July 21, 2016, 10:51:24 pm »

Like Asperger syndrome, it seems to be a tossup these days whether it is actually anything distinct from high functioning autism.  Yet how many folks were diagnosed with it (and doctors paid) with it back in the 90s?  Yet now it's debatable it is even a thing?

To be fair, they have the same treatments and the same symptoms. Even though the people were diagnosed with different disorders, it didn't impact the quality of the care they received afterwards.

Anyway, it seems that after the ego depletion fiasco psychology is seeing a major self-reexamination, and it seems to be improving from it.
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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #109709 on: July 21, 2016, 11:29:07 pm »

Ego depletion? Sorry, I'm a tad out of the psychology loop.
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