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rarugged
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9/4/2011 2:41:40 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
Which one do you like studying better?

Which one do you find more difficult?

If you could attribute a good definition to 'legitimate', which one do you believe is more 'legitimate'?

And what are your thoughts of the public view?

And which one has been more successful?
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Rockylightning
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9/4/2011 2:59:43 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/4/2011 2:41:40 AM, rarugged wrote:
Which one do you like studying better?


Social.

Which one do you find more difficult?


Physical

If you could attribute a good definition to 'legitimate', which one do you believe is more 'legitimate'?


Physical

And what are your thoughts of the public view?

And which one has been more successful?

Physical.
darkkermit
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9/4/2011 3:01:26 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/4/2011 2:59:43 AM, Rockylightning wrote:
At 9/4/2011 2:41:40 AM, rarugged wrote:
Which one do you like studying better?


Social.

Which one do you find more difficult?


Physical

If you could attribute a good definition to 'legitimate', which one do you believe is more 'legitimate'?


Physical

And what are your thoughts of the public view?

And which one has been more successful?

Physical.

Fascinating. Same answers. I'd be surprised if there are any variance.
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Kinesis
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9/4/2011 4:13:35 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/4/2011 3:01:26 AM, darkkermit wrote:
Fascinating. Same answers. I'd be surprised if there are any variance.

Yup. Thread closed.
LeafRod
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9/4/2011 12:36:40 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
Do you actually mean physical science, or natural science, or what?

Depends; sometimes I like one and sometimes I like the other. In physical science, there are definitely fields I like far more than others.

Depends also. I'd say there are definitely times when social science is more difficult.

Neither.

Neither.
Man-is-good
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9/4/2011 12:44:14 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/4/2011 2:41:40 AM, rarugged wrote:
Which one do you like studying better?
I prefer physical sciences, though both are areas of interests for me.

Which one do you find more difficult?
Probably physical science.

If you could attribute a good definition to 'legitimate', which one do you believe is more 'legitimate'?
Physical science.

And what are your thoughts of the public view?

And which one has been more successful?
Physical.

This is assuming that you mean,
Physical science: an encompassing term for the branches of natural science and science that study non-living systems

Social science: the field of scholarship that studies society...[includes a plurality of fields] These include: anthropology, archaeology, business administration, communication, criminology, economics, education, government, linguistics, international relations, political science, sociology and, in some contexts, geography, history, law, and psychology.

Note these definitions come from Wikipedia.
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9/4/2011 8:39:17 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I probably should have clarified (or used a better definition): when I mean physical sciences, I refer to natural sciences: the study of the natural world, living or non-living.

Is everyone really all in consensus?
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9/5/2011 3:05:46 AM
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At 9/4/2011 3:01:26 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 9/4/2011 2:59:43 AM, Rockylightning wrote:
At 9/4/2011 2:41:40 AM, rarugged wrote:
Which one do you like studying better?


Social.

Which one do you find more difficult?


Physical

If you could attribute a good definition to 'legitimate', which one do you believe is more 'legitimate'?


Physical

And what are your thoughts of the public view?

And which one has been more successful?

Physical.

Fascinating. Same answers. I'd be surprised if there are any variance.

Same for myself as well, but I am sure there are a lot of folks who prefer the study of physical science.

We simply don't understand ourselves well enough for social science to be "legitimized" to the same degree. Experimentation in the social sphere is very tricky business. I don't know that we have ever really managed to get reliable (i.e. consistently repeatable) results. We get probabilities, and that is very shaky ground for a discipline that claims to be "science."
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9/5/2011 8:00:46 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/4/2011 2:41:40 AM, rarugged wrote:
Which one do you like studying better?
Social
Which one do you find more difficult?
Physical
If you could attribute a good definition to 'legitimate', which one do you believe is more 'legitimate'?
If by legitimate, you mean more consisistent in results, I would say physical. Social sciences work with the human mind, which is rarely a constant thing
And what are your thoughts of the public view?

And which one has been more successful?
Physical, see my answer about legitimacy.
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devinni01841
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9/5/2011 8:03:47 AM
Posted: 5 years ago
At 9/4/2011 8:39:17 PM, rarugged wrote:
I probably should have clarified (or used a better definition): when I mean physical sciences, I refer to natural sciences: the study of the natural world, living or non-living.

Is everyone really all in consensus?

Damn that's what I get for not reading the whole thread before I posted...
I'm currently in an Earth and Space Science (ESS) class that is incredibly cool. But I still like Sociology better.
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9/6/2011 11:05:46 PM
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At 9/4/2011 3:01:26 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 9/4/2011 2:59:43 AM, Rockylightning wrote:
At 9/4/2011 2:41:40 AM, rarugged wrote:
Which one do you like studying better?


Social.

Which one do you find more difficult?


Physical

If you could attribute a good definition to 'legitimate', which one do you believe is more 'legitimate'?


Physical

And what are your thoughts of the public view?

And which one has been more successful?

Physical.

Fascinating. Same answers. I'd be surprised if there are any variance.

What makes the physical sciences more "legitimate"?
Ragnar_Rahl
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9/7/2011 1:28:17 AM
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At 9/6/2011 11:05:46 PM, nonentity wrote:
At 9/4/2011 3:01:26 AM, darkkermit wrote:
At 9/4/2011 2:59:43 AM, Rockylightning wrote:
At 9/4/2011 2:41:40 AM, rarugged wrote:
Which one do you like studying better?


Social.

Which one do you find more difficult?


Physical

If you could attribute a good definition to 'legitimate', which one do you believe is more 'legitimate'?


Physical

And what are your thoughts of the public view?

And which one has been more successful?

Physical.

Fascinating. Same answers. I'd be surprised if there are any variance.

What makes the physical sciences more "legitimate"?

As sciences? Controlled variables.
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9/8/2011 3:51:40 PM
Posted: 5 years ago
I find both equally fascinating. Depends on my mood.
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