# Who is the smartest of them all?

## Which Academic persuit is the most demanding to master?

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Who is the most capable of them all?

It is time to break the taboos, abandon all courtesy and let loose all forms of restraint. The winner must be decided, so let it begin.

Who is all-round better, cooler and most useful for society?

The engineer?
The physicists?
The mathematician?
Or the philosopher?

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ZapperZ
Staff Emeritus
Wow. I've seen some meaningless and pointless polls on this forum before. This one has got to be near the top of that list.

Ooops.. did I just say that one out loud?

Zz.

FeDeX_LaTeX
Gold Member
I voted.

phinds
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2019 Award
Wow. I've seen some meaningless and pointless polls on this forum before. This one has got to be near the top of that list.
+1 on that !

Who is all-round better and most useful for society?

The arrogant engineer?
The solitary physicists?
The obsessed mathematician?
Or the absent-minded philosopher?
Easy, Archimedes. A mathematical philosopher of physics and its real world application in war.

Doc Al
Mentor
:rofl:

Akaisora
Gold Member
Wow. I've seen some meaningless and pointless polls on this forum before. This one has got to be near the top of that list.

Ooops.. did I just say that one out loud?

Zz.
You took that bait.

ZapperZ
Staff Emeritus
You took that bait.
Why not? I love baits, especially if they use sardines! Those are yummy!

Zz.

D H
Staff Emeritus
I voted.
Just to spite you, I just voted for all the options for which you did not vote.

Pythagorean
Gold Member
The difficulty, D, of any particular discipline is:

$$D = \frac{\ln(R)\coth(\frac{C-P}{G})}{(.9P + .1I)}$$

where
P is the student's propensity to work (persperation)
I is the student's innate understanding of the subject (inspiration)
R is the work load generated by the class
C is the instantaneous competency of the department's faculty
G is the social congruence of the pedagogical negotiation between student and faculty.

Evo
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Closed.

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