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How do we kill sociology?

Or just fix its incredibly broken academic community?
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>>7756562
Replicability and Politics
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>>7756559
The way to fix it is to get them to study the way the world works as opposed to the way they want the world to be.

Economics and power drives all human relationships, social norms develop only because the power that be endorse them and they are powerful because they have a monopoly on military power and knowledge. The powers that be endorse them because those social norms serve their power in some way.

Society is ruled and controlled by money, "money talks", everyone without exception is a self...

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I enjoy studying mathematics as a hobby, mainly, and right now I've been pushing my way through into the land of formality and axiomatic systems. They were not joking when they said it was going to be traumatic.

Now, the question I've got is if it's possible to study mathematics on a higher level, as a hobby? I'm no genius but I'd like to believe I'm smarter than average. I primarily just enjoy playing around with ideas and discovering things, but I'm pretty awful at proofs and formality, although it's getting better, since I normally...
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Yes.

Yes.
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>>7756461
Maths student here

It's incredibly important to have an intuitive understanding of every concept you study. If you don't, you're just learning text and algorithms.

Tadashi Tokieda put it like this: I'm not proficient at reading sheet music, but i know people who are, and they can read sheet music and "hear" the music while reading. When you just start out learning how to read sheet music, you just learn what every line means, and maybe you read something like G A B F E etc....

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I predict as things like synthetic telepathy and brain to brain communication develops as a science that mind control and mind warfare will experience a renaissance spurned by the new combat possibilities that this new arena and battle field that is the mind offers.

My question is, are you and your fellows prepared for the mind control renaissance?
Are you ready for the ultimate hive-mind that will emerge form this renaissance?

clock's ticking.
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>>7756429
My thoughts are so deep and dark, they'll traumatize everyone who reads them.
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>>7756429
just because your mind can receive messages from another brain doesn't mean your mind will obey it as an instruction you twat
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>>7756440
Yes it does.

I think, and you do it.

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Are universities getting dumbed down?
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Is this even a question anymore?
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>>7756366
What the fuck you talking about? I'm a CS major and university is hard as fuck. They force us to take math classes with letters instead of numbers and we have to write fizzbuzz programs. Only the smartest students can do this.
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>>7756378
Sadly, lots of CS majors aren't far beyond that. I say this as a CS major.

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Did anyone know that if you fall into a black hole, and if somebody were to watch it happen, all they see would be you touching the horizon and then the image of your body will appear to be frozen like a computer screen, then your body would fade away until they can't see you anymore? They wouldn't be able to see you actually enter the black hole. Any other cool facts or any thoughts?
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>>7756351
you would have turned into pieces long before that
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>>7756361
Actually that IS true, but not long before. From the perspective of a person viewing this whole incident, they would not be able to see any of that occur, just you freezing and slowly disappearing. YOU on the other hand, would be experiencing the scientific term known as spaghettification. (Also known as being stretched apart so much with the worst pain ever, that you would stretch out into you are nothing anymore, ripping all your cells apart violently.)
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Whoops, I meant until. Not into ^

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in a universe as big as ours, isn't intelligent life somewhere else in the universe a statistical fact?
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>>7756263
no
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If you unironically think that, you have no idea how unlikely life is.
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>>7756263
Of course. This is a well-known example of inference from a single observation.

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>>>/g/52175281

Is he right, /sci/? I mean the parts about perfect circles and infinity not being real.
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Circles are just edgy triangles.
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Mathematical existence is independent from physical existence. We don’t know for sure if circles exist physically (given that the Plank length being the smallest distance possible is merely a popsci meme). As for infinity, there are many different forms of it:

A set is infinite if and only if there exists a bijection between it and itself with one element added. For instance, $\mathbf N^*$ is infinite because $\varphi:n \longmapsto n\,-\,1$ is a bijection between $\mathbf N^*$ and $\mathbf N$ (which is the same with 0 added).
A...
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>>7756245
of course they aren't "real". they are an abstraction, just like negative numbers, zero and essentially all of math.
saying perfect circles and infinity aren't "real" because you can't physically construct them and thinking your statement has any value makes you a simpleton retard

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Should more people start smoking weed in general? It looks like it has zero negative effects. Even pregnant women are reporting that their kids are actually more sociable when they smoked weed while pregnant.
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>>7756192
DUDE WEED LMAO

I DON'T NEED TO GO TO SCHOOL ANYMORE BECAUSE I ALREADY KNOW EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT LIFE

IT'S JUST THE BUREAUCRACY AND THE RICH ELITES KEEPING ME FROM REACHING MY DREAM OF BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL BILLIONAIRE
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>>7756196
Guess I can't expect a rational answer from /sci/ due to their pharmaceutical and GMO loving crowd. Why bother?
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>>7756221
>Everybody gets lazy, sloppy when smoking weed
>It is easily ingestible, leading to being able to smoke all day errday.
Nothing will get done properly.

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Should high intelligence be classified as a mental illness?

1. High intelligence is abnormal (statistically very rare)

2. The ones affected by it are suffering. High IQ people tend to get bored quickly when having to deal with average brainlets. They suffer from alienation and from social stigma / bullying. Also they are more prone to severe depression.

3. High intelligence causes suffering to other people because they get envious.

Discuss.
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>The ones affected by it are suffering. High IQ people tend to get bored quickly when having to deal with average brainlets. They suffer from alienation and from social stigma / bullying. Also they are more prone to severe depression.

Says who?

>High intelligence causes suffering to other people because they get envious.

lol
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Should being OP be classified as a mental illness?

1. Starting new threads is abnormal (statistically very rare)

2. The ones affected by it are suffering. OPs tend to get bored quickly when having to deal with no replies. They suffer from alienation and from social stigma / bullying. Also they are more prone to severe faggotry.

3. Being OP causes suffering to other people because they have to wade through countless shit threads to find one or two worthwhile.

Discuss.
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>>7756185

Autism is already considered a mental illness.

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Bros:
>Math
>MechEs
>CivilEs
>ChemEs
>NukEs
>Bio_
>Chemistry

Not Bros:
>Physics
>EEs
>CS
>Actuarial math
>BiomedE
>Medical science

/discuss.
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Some high level discussion on /sci/ today
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Civil engineer detected
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Chemfag here. Pretty accurate

Add geo bros in there too, they're pretty cool

CE and CS in my school are usually retarded indians

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So /sci/,
Did you chase your dream and chose the degree that you had intrinsic passion in?
And how is it going?
Tfw Astrophysics, awaiting doom.
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Yes.
Physics (and Materials Science)
Physics makes my life miserable in every way imaginable so I might still jump ship to Materials full-time.

Originally I was supposed to do ChemE but I'm happy I didn't, at least for now.
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>>7756173

Yes, I majored in physics. Fuck this degree.
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I was, then I switched to chem e because I want to stack that paper.

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What courses are you taking next semester?
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Real Analysis 2, Honors Algebra 2 and Topology.
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Methods of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacokinetics and Membrane Dynamics
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Technical Writing
Calculus(hopefully, currently studying to place into it)
Communication SHIT
Social Science SHIT

>tfw still doing bacc core

Can we take a moment to discuss the prospect of nanotechnology?

We have plenty of art forms depicting this new, very possibly revolutionary idea. Science fiction is usually just hints for what's next, as we've seen over time.

Share your ideas, concerns, concepts around laws of dynamics and such. This is something, I believe, we should really focus on.

>architecture, from a micro-to-macro level
>taking what we know of ourselves, life, and science and combining it
>possibly...
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drexler%E2%80%93Smalley_debate_on_molecular_nanotechnology
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>>7756099
What, so two guys have a debate over this and now no one can talk about it?
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>>7756089
Nanomachines are impossible son. you can't program something which is too small to have a circuit board or storage drive.

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does every virus duplicate itself?
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>>7756039
What's with all these virus threads?
Anyway, yes
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>>7756039
Kind of the very definition of a virus actually,

>A virus is a small infectious agent that replicates only inside the living cells of other organisms.

Otherwise, you'd just call them, "OP", because they don't reproduce using any method.
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Viruses are fucking gay

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Will machine learning ever be rigorous?
I have been working on it for a few years now and only until recently I have realized that most of it was empirical.
Except for things like graphical modeling, a lot of the methods are based on statistic with a few bits of simple Linear Algebra and Calculus.
Many of the papers published, even by profound labs from Google, Berkeley, Oxford, etc. seem to focus only on the numerical results rather than the underlying reasons. A method is good because the experiments on that dataset is good, period. They might introduce some subjective...
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>>7755966
ML is shit, switch to app dev.
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Do you even know what you're talking about
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>>7755990
What made you say that? English is not my native language anyway so sorry if I made any stupid mistake.

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