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Theoretical physics presents what I think is potentially an interesting bunch of sociology-of-science case studies and...
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Recently, I came across this review by Cosma Shalizi, a statistics professor at Carnegie Mellon (and who was trained...
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I heard a report that says that the earth may have passed its carrying capacity. Which means the life systems of this...
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I think it was back in high school when I read this but I remember seeing a statistic which strongly suggest that...
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Hey can anyone provide any help with this economics problem? Thank you! Suppose there is a credit market...
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Imagine a car. First, There is the boss who invest money in the project. Then here comes the pros. They will...
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I keep confusing the Rosenthal Effect and Hawthorne Effect with one another. Does anyone know a good way to remember...
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What do you think is worse for the nation? Do you think we're dragging out the suffering by not letting failed...
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I found on the internet that there are 2 main multifactor productivity measures: 1) total output / (labour +...
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I was speaking with a professional linguist the other day (PhD Harvard, which apparently isn't big in the linguistics...
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I thought I would share some interesting theorems from economics. 1) Arrow's Impossibiliy Theorem: This theorem...
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Hi everyone, I am having hardtime understanding this problem. I have two functions: QD = 5600 – 8P QS = 500 + 4P ...
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So, possibly I'm looking for the explanation according to Richard Dawkins, but I'd welcome all points of view. Why do...
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Hello all! I want to know the difference between growth rate and net growth rate(the context is broad-population or...
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The only information my textbook gives me is this: We classify experimental manipulations into three broad...
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Is there any proven validity to Herbert Spencer's theory of social Darwinism? Or is it purely theory and conjecture?
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I understand the idea of the questio, but am perplexed as what to put in the equation to get it to equal $38906.20 ...
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Here is a question we did in class...Why in the answer do we take the derivatve? How do we know to take the...
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Simon Bridge
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Hello , I'm sorry if this belongs more to some other subcategory but i will proceed. Looking from the point of theory...
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It is said in microeconomics that if there is a drought and you're the only one with a few spare water bottles, and...
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anthropologist have debated this for years.... is there such thing as "race" are people different races are...
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Your coworkers are competitive people who like to gamble. They have set up a bet pool on the longest run of heads...
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I've noticed an interesting observation about how the lives of all the people in my elementary AIG (academically...
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It is my understanding that the subjective theory of value, has a long history before Adam Smith that can be traced...
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I know if you have two bads the slope is negative and is curved, and the closer to 0 the better. But what if you...
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Hello, I have a very brief conceptual question: Given two firms, let's say for instance that P = 200 - 10Q, where Q...
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Can money exist without debt? Or is the whole point of money to put people into debt? For example, to my naive...
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What is the sexism in physics field like? I heard there's a lot of sexism in the field.
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Why does the EU Stability and Growth Pact sets the specific value of 3% of GDP for maximum budget deficit. Where does...
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My question/topic of discussion is, "Economic Speculation and Hedging". For many people this is just a mysterious...
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I read somewhere that the "path of history" measured in some way can be modeled as Brownian motion with a mean...
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Two men recently met in the Fordham University library for a simple currency exchange: $3,300 for 4.7 billion...
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Does affluence make people lazy and less motivated to strive for excellence in academics ? is there any correlation ?...
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The recession put people out of work, but when the recession weakens, there will be a huge incentive to replace what...
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Hey everyone, hope you’re enjoying the last bits of summer before the leaves start to fall and sweaters emerge from...
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Does anyone know of a psychological study done of the various people who take different positions in the debates about...
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I post this here since this seems more about psychology profile, and IMO software tools that evaluate the person. The...
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Is the white region a square or rectangle? See my post below for image
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