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by carnap
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Is Computer Science Really A Science?
Replies: 19
Views: 3179

Re: Is Computer Science Really A Science?

The word "science" has multiple meanings. But if you're thinking of the natural sciences (biology, physics) then, no, its not a science. Computer science is more or less a branch of applied mathematics. As an academic subject I think its a bit half-baked and doesn't bring much more to the table than...
by carnap
Tue Mar 26, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: How Useful are IQ Tests?
Replies: 6
Views: 1687

Re: How Useful are IQ Tests?

IQ tests are intended to capture general intelligence and therefore include things like reasoning, creativity, memory, etc. What does it mean to have "high IQ but nothing else"? Higher IQs are associated with success in school, better life outcomes and so on. But the tests are mostly useful in the c...
by carnap
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: I don't really want a car but I guess I'm gonna have to get one
Replies: 17
Views: 2214

Re: I don't really want a car but I guess I'm gonna have to get one

I don't really have a price range here but let's stay relatively cheap. What say you? You'll have to decide how you want to balance safety vs resource use (gas mileage, etc). Even small cars with "5 star" crush test ratings get squashed by larger cars when there is an accident. I wouldn't drive any...
by carnap
Wed Feb 06, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Best Methods for Making Passive Income?
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: Best Methods for Making Passive Income?

I'm not sure about that whole government thing. I know several people have written books (self-published) and have run Youtube channels, and they do no such thing with registering with any government. That is because they are avoiding their obligations under the law. Though I'm sure most don't unde...
by carnap
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Discussion - Fun
Topic: Best Methods for Making Passive Income?
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: Best Methods for Making Passive Income?

Making a you-tube channel or publishing a book isn't passive income. Those would both be business activities that you have to actively run, you'd also have to register them as businesses with your state and local governments. Passive income is generated by doing nothing. For example if I buy Apple s...
by carnap
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Which Sciences Are the Most Useful?
Replies: 78
Views: 8949

Re: Which Sciences Are the Most Useful?

You should practice what you preach, and quit challenging the consensus of trained professionals who have been properly trained to draw from hard science. Your flippant dismissal of legitimate dietetic organization position papers (based on hard data) is I do....and its the claim that there is a sc...
by carnap
Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Why are Humanities Courses Required For University Students?
Replies: 17
Views: 2044

Re: Why are Humanities Courses Required For University Students?

I have. I'm not sure about you though. Interesting....you've yet to even start college yet think you're already educated in philosophy. Could it be that this belief is based on you knowing little to nothing about philosophy? Oh, I forgot that you know what makes people happy (by the way, I implied ...
by carnap
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Which Sciences Are the Most Useful?
Replies: 78
Views: 8949

Re: Which Sciences Are the Most Useful?

Who said anything about what level of education members of this community have? It would be futile to flaunt our degrees anyway, since providing evidence of those necessarily means doxxing ourselves. I believe I just did and the people that lack education know who they are and the point of my comme...
by carnap
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Which Sciences Are the Most Useful?
Replies: 78
Views: 8949

Re: Which Sciences Are the Most Useful?

Actually, Jebus studied US History at college level. He is also probably significantly older than you. No idea but age matters only up to a point, a number of people here haven't even started college. As far as brain development goes you're pretty much done by your mid 20's. Though I'm not sure wha...
by carnap
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Which Sciences Are the Most Useful?
Replies: 78
Views: 8949

Re: Which Sciences Are the Most Useful?

The low hanging fruit in physics, chemistry, etc. have largely been picked. Not sure why you think outsiders can only address "low hanging fruit". Einstein revolutionized physics while developing thought-experiments when working in a patent office. Revolutions in science tend to come outside of the...