>>7738372 O'reilley is being a bit mean here, trying to bait him to get mad with that artful rhetoric. Academics, if they're good, shouldn't be good at rhetoric. Actually they should actively suck at rhetoric, because their habitual use of facts should be so strongly ingrained it gets in the way.
As an unrelated note, have you ever noticed how human faces are really small compared to our head size? (look at the area enclosed by the eyebrows and chin as one object, and rest of the head as another object, you'll see)
If everything is made of molecules and mostly empty space, and molecules are atoms combined with mostly empty space, and atoms are made of subatomic particles and mostly empty space, and subatomic particles are energy and not really solid, then can we say we have never found anything solid?
Do we have any pictures of atoms or subatomic particles that suggests they are actually solid, or can we only measure that they should be there?
E=mc^2 energy and matter are one in the same, which i think you're not understanding from your argument. Other than that, neutron stars are almost completely composed of neutrons (we think) and therefore "very solid" with no full atom structures to create empty space they're extremely dense.
>>7738064 Jesus. Sounds ugly but decent-ish for see/do classes like elementary calculus. Something like this will do you no good for higher math.
For me, I like to write down only definitions, propositions, theorems. No proofs. Very few examples / exercises. Then I go through my notebook a couple of times each semester and try to prove everything and think of examples. If I can't, I failed, and I study that topic from a book and try again.
I have a little something different for the /sci/ board. I posted this on /an/, but it occurs with people more knowledgeable about astronomy is probably a better place. Hopefully this isn't breaking any forum rules.
I need an astrology-based name for a male Great Pyrenees puppy. His sister's name is Luna, and we wanted to keep the theme going.
I've been shot down for: Astro Comet Leo Cosmo Pluto
Any ideas, /sci/? I love astronomy but never had time to pursue it, so my knowledge in the area is lacking.
>>7737872 I don't "call em out" because usually the person talking shit is unimportant while professionals know to not talk about shit they don't understand.
Usually people who know who I am will always ask my opinion instead of just talking about though, for example if someone in the room is talking shit, any person that knows me would turn to me asking "is she/he/that right" I will gently correct them.
Under any other circumstances I ignore them because whether I correct them or... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
I am graduating my bachelors in neuroscience at one of the better universities (worldwide) for it. But, I lost my passion for the brain about halfway through the degree. I'm 23 and thinking for studying an engineering degree, focusing on biomedical or mechanical. How ridiculous does this sound? I would love to work with BCI and prosthetic devices.
I have a BS in Pure math, an MS in Applied Math and I'm finishing up an MS in MechE and PhD in Applied Math. My research is in stability/bifurcation theory and control theory. For the MSME, my reaearch is in robotics/control theory.
If you had a PhD in neuro coupled with an engineering degree that would've been ideal for a research career, but if you do your BEng/MEng now you're pretty much only going to have access to same jobs any other Biomed BEng/MEng has.
Honestly I know you said you lost your passion, but if you don't go to grad-school for neuro you've pretty much wasted the last 4 years of your life.
>>7737820 I'm not interested in pursuing research, I would like to create a legacy for myself and future family. Why would I pursue a career I have no passion for when I could change now? I will never be a great neuro scientist, I may be great at innovating bio/mechanical inventions which work with the brain.
>>7737751 You can even see in the picture the shitty neighbourhoods surrounding the laboratory. They couldn't even bother to take it from a good angle that only showed the 'progress' they fake by doing this shit.
Other than that, good for them. Hopefully they actually have scientists that can do research that has never been done before. So that when the dictatorship falls in a couple of decades North Korea joins the academic community and we can advance our technology a bit faster.
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>>7737751 >You can even see in the picture the shitty neighbourhoods surrounding the laboratory. They couldn't even bother to take it from a good angle that only showed the 'progress' they fake by doing this shit.
By shitty neighbourhoods you mean commie blocks? They don't nessescarily have to be shitty but in general they are, but lets not judge to quickly.
I do not think that the dictatorship will fall in a couple decades. They have big plans when it comes to... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
Scientists have a very ill formed definition of philosophy. Philosophy is a quest for objectivity just like science, that's why science was derived from philosophy. The philosophical method is much broader than the scientific one, applicable to human affairs and even to worlds that aren't actual, that's the power of introspection. They conclude that philosophical discourses are nonsensical because of their preconceived notion of sense data as the only source of objectivity, a notion derived from the philosophical method, after all you can't empirically verify... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>7737551 >Philosophy is a quest for objectivity just like science
Science is not a quest for objectivity. Science is phenomenological.
>nd just to be fair, there's a lot of philosophies out there that are actually bullshit,
the problem is there is no clear way to tell what is valuable insight and what is meaningless sophistry. Philosophy lacks a mechanism for self-correction, this is why science pays it no heed. Being right isn't what... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>7737562 >Science is not a quest for objectivity. Science is phenomenological.
I agree, but do you think scientists know that? I don't think so. As far as i can tell, scientists do not only think science is a quest for objectivity but it is also the only source of objective knowledge.
I'm looking at my grades and decide to read what other info is at my faculty's page in the university's web site.
After reading other interesting notes I find a short paragraph that details what my degree in Mathematics prepares you, professionally, for.
It first says that the degree focuses on teaching and pure and applied mathematics. I feel like that sums it up. I wouldn't call my degree pure or applied because it is a good mix of what you should know as a mathematician.
Then read this: 'The... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>7737432 >#1: This is not shitmerica. There is no inflated tuition, no loans and no debt. The entire degree costs less than a thousand dollars and you could even get it for free if you were good in high school.
American degrees are worth more than whatever shit-stained paper you get after graduation. In college education you literally get what you pay for. You get it for free, it probably sucks. It costs you high, it will take you high.
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