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CityHall Donating Member (332 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-26-04 04:35 PM
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9. Thanks for the reply
I think there is more a difference in preference and presentation between how science and humanities people approach truth, than in ultimate beliefs. There are some extremists in both camps, but I think the major difference is that in humanities and soft sciences, persuasive individuals can get undue influence based mainly on their style of presentation. Freud comes to mind.

In fields where the accuracy of your theories can be confirmed more rapidly, there's a greater emphasis on truth as something to be discovered than on something to form a consensus around. I attribute the higher status of "natural philosophy" (physics) today than in Aristotle's day to the fact that it's become a field where predictions can be made and tested in a short enough time where accuracy affects people's careers.
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  -Why Bush's SAT Scores Don't Matter kristinist  Oct-26-04 03:12 PM   #0 
  - You have no idea how much $ I made taking the SAT and GRE ...  displacedtexan   Oct-26-04 03:16 PM   #1 
  - I'm sure you're right.  July   Oct-27-04 08:07 AM   #12 
  - SAT scores don't measure anything.  aden_nak   Oct-26-04 03:18 PM   #2 
  - Bush also took the Air Force officer qualification test  CityHall   Oct-26-04 04:00 PM   #3 
  - it has been used successfully in a lot of fields...  kristinist   Oct-26-04 04:21 PM   #6 
     - Thanks for the reply  CityHall   Oct-26-04 04:35 PM   #9 
  - Who said they did matter? ???  Mayberry Machiavelli   Oct-26-04 04:01 PM   #4 
  - I don't know about SAT scores,  forgethell   Oct-26-04 04:02 PM   #5 
  - i agree the model gets a little squirly up there  kristinist   Oct-26-04 04:29 PM   #7 
     - That's why I'm  forgethell   Oct-27-04 08:05 AM   #11 
  - I don't think anyone believes he's an all-around genius.  foktarded   Oct-26-04 04:31 PM   #8 
  - it's not a "where do you fall?" kind of model  foo_bar   Oct-26-04 04:52 PM   #10 

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