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    What do you think is the easiest science to study?!?!

    Social science and engineering et all do not constitute sceince btw.

    So whats your thoughts?




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    what do you mean, engineering is not a science ???

    maybe it's not one science, but it uses a variety of sciences to come up with a practical solution - who do you think built the new CERN collider ? physicists ?


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    Engineers did. But engineering is not science.

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    hard to tell what is easiest, since it's very much a personal decision - what are you good at, then maybe decide to go for that one ?
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    Ok, I suggest... Biology.

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    if that's what you're interested in, by all means, go ahead
    i've always regretted going for engineering instead of biology based on the fact that i didn't want my hobby to become my job - in hindsight that seems an utterly foolish reason for deciding your future career
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    Im not interested in biology! lol

    Im interested in physics!

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    Engineering is definitely a science. Depending on how you define social science, areas of it could definitely be considered science. So long as the scientific process and empirical testing is held as the standard, I think it can rightly be considered a science.

    And if you think biology is easy, consider that no human-made machine that exists today is anywhere near as complex as an organism.

    I think a field is as difficult as the standards to which its participating members are held. If your standards are loose then it is easy; if your standards are rigorous, then it becomes difficult.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paralith
    I think a field is as difficult as the standards to which its participating members are held. If your standards are loose then it is easy; if your standards are rigorous, then it becomes difficult.
    Totally. But the good news is: if you're keen on it, then the rigor comes naturally. If you're in it for the money, even boredom is a burden.

    So do what you like, for everybody's sake.
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