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03/19/07 03:13 PM
Re: Global Warming [re: Strawman]  

I agree with you to some extent. I agree with your opinion of degrees in the social "sciences", those I would take a person with common sense as an employee first.

However, I find "hard" science subjects are totally different to this. Would you want your GP to have common sense or a degree in medicine?

From my own subject, mathematics, it gives me several advantages over common sense:
A training in logical thought, I can better apreciate what is actually said in a passage and what is mearly implied than I could before I started.
A better understanding of probability that is generally gained by experience.
some examples:

A fair coin comes up: HHHHH HHHHH
A fair coin comes up: HTHTT HTTTH
Which is more likely?
What will most likely come up next in each sequence?

My degree also helps with other skills, not least that I have been proved able to learn 4 years worth of mathematics and understand it.

The other thing you said was about lecturers being overpaid, They are paid (eventually) a good wage, but nothing to what they could earn in the comercial sector, often for doing the same sort of work. The starting salery for comparison is 12,000 p/a for 3yrs for a PhD (which takes 4-4.5 years normally) or 28,000 p/a doing actuarial work with 1,500 pay rise per professional exam passed, or even more in city trading.

Edited by rumblingspires on 03/19/07 03:18 PM (server time).

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*Global Warming  Claude03/17/07 03:24 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  Quentin03/18/07 10:47 AM
.*Re: Global Warming  Strawman03/19/07 11:34 AM
.*Re: Global Warming  Quentin03/19/07 11:45 AM
.*Re: Global Warming  Strawman03/19/07 12:09 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  Quentin03/19/07 12:13 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  Strawman03/19/07 12:19 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  rumblingspires03/19/07 12:50 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  Strawman03/19/07 12:57 PM
..Re: Global Warming  rumblingspires03/19/07 03:13 PM
.*Pick me teacher, I'm ever so smart!  Marquis03/19/07 06:04 PM
.*Re: Pick me teacher, I'm ever so smart!  Claude03/19/07 06:45 PM
.*Re: Pick me teacher, I'm ever so smart!  Strawman03/20/07 09:13 AM
.*Re: Pick me teacher, I'm ever so smart!  Claude03/21/07 04:02 PM
.*Re: Pick me teacher, I'm ever so smart!  Monkeyboy03/20/07 10:36 PM
.*Re: Pick me teacher, I'm ever so smart!  Claude03/21/07 03:57 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  rumblingspires03/19/07 12:30 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  Monkeyboy03/18/07 06:35 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  Emil03/19/07 04:48 AM
.*Re: Global Warming  Claude03/18/07 01:54 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  Emil03/18/07 12:26 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  Claude03/17/07 07:43 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  infidel03/18/07 10:07 AM
.*Re: Global Warming  Monkeyboy03/17/07 06:43 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  Claude03/17/07 06:56 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  Monkeyboy03/17/07 07:07 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  Claude03/17/07 07:16 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  infidel03/18/07 09:55 AM
.*U S A! U S A!  Monkeyboy03/17/07 06:37 PM
.*Re: Global Water!  Claude03/17/07 06:42 PM
.*Re: Global Water!  Monkeyboy03/17/07 06:45 PM
.*Re: Global Water!  Claude03/17/07 06:54 PM
.*It's easy  Monkeyboy03/17/07 07:04 PM
.*Re: It's easy  Claude03/17/07 07:07 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  Claude03/17/07 06:30 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  Kerbwarrior03/17/07 06:09 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  Claude03/17/07 06:26 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  Kerbwarrior03/17/07 06:05 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  Claude03/17/07 06:21 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  Monkeyboy03/17/07 06:40 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  CHANGES10BOWIE03/17/07 03:36 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  Monkeyboy03/17/07 06:46 PM
.*Re: Global Warming  Claude03/17/07 03:45 PM
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