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Who is the smartest of them all?

  1. Engineering

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    66.7%
  2. Mathematics

    1 vote(s)
    33.3%
  3. Physics

    2 vote(s)
    66.7%
  4. Philosophy

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  5. Phrenology

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  6. Philately

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  7. Astrology

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  8. Biology

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  9. Spelling (it is pursuit, not persuit, isn't it?)

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  1. Nov 16, 2013 #1
    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?
     
    Last edited: Nov 16, 2013
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  3. Nov 16, 2013 #2

    ZapperZ

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    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.
     
  4. Nov 16, 2013 #3

    FeDeX_LaTeX

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    I voted.
     
  5. Nov 16, 2013 #4

    phinds

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    +1 on that !
     
  6. Nov 16, 2013 #5
    Easy, Archimedes. A mathematical philosopher of physics and its real world application in war.

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  7. Nov 16, 2013 #6

    Doc Al

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    :rofl:
     
  8. Nov 16, 2013 #7

    Akaisora

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    You took that bait.
     
  9. Nov 16, 2013 #8

    ZapperZ

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    Why not? I love baits, especially if they use sardines! Those are yummy!

    Zz.
     
  10. Nov 16, 2013 #9

    D H

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    Just to spite you, I just voted for all the options for which you did not vote.
     
  11. Nov 16, 2013 #10

    Pythagorean

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    The difficulty, D, of any particular discipline is:

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

    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.
     
  12. Nov 16, 2013 #11

    Evo

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    Closed.
     
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