Oct 03 2013

Biology wins the discipline wars!

Finally, someone understands why biology is better than physics and chemistry.



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  1. 1

    What? Nothing about mathematicians?

  2. 2
    chigau (違う)

    Archaeologists do it in the dirt.

  3. 3
    Akira MacKenzie

    Ummmm… The Triassic is in the Mesozoic Era.

  4. 4
    CaitieCat, getaway driver

    Linguists do it cunningly. :)

  5. 5

    Statisticians do it with random deviates.

  6. 6
    Rob Grigjanis

    More nefarious anti-physics propaganda fueled by coupling constant envy.

    Hello! Grand Unification. High energy interactions. Quark-gluon action so hot you can’t tell up from down. Or strange from charm, or top from bottom! Asymptotic freedom, man.

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  8. 8

    Business majors… Uhm…
    … Spend a lot of time in a dark room listening to Portishead, sobbing uncontrollably while masturbating furiously.

    Sigh… I’m so lonely.

  9. 9

    So how hot is the relationship of a combination biologist/chemist/computer scientist with a Classical languages linguist/historian?

  10. 10

    What does attraction have to do with sex?
    The comic is half-right; biologists are more fucked up than physicists…

  11. 11

    In addition to @6: sex is impossible without harmonic oscillations.

  12. 12

    You are all just stamp collectors.

  13. 13

    There’s still an implicit assumption in there that (two-person) sex is objectively good.

    Shame on you for blatant discrimination against asexuals and autosexuals! ;)

  14. 14
    Rutee Katreya

    Wouldn’t chemists be incredibly open to orgies, if this is the logic being employed?

  15. 15
    Weedless Monkey

    Just to make sure everyone’s seen it… the alt text to Trebuchet’s #7 is giggleworthy.

  16. 16

    Astronomers do it in tractors:

    Quark-gluon action so hot you can’t tell up from down.

    Oh my.

  17. 17

    At least some physicists are concentrating on what’s behind chemistry and biology and all the other stuff.

    I’m with AJS, but physics might just eventually also help give biologists and chemists a little more insight on how biochemical complexity might be manifested elsewhere with mechanisms engineered through natural selection that are utterly foreign to our parochial thinking on a single planet. (Obligatory ;)

  18. 18
    Weedless Monkey

    Oh my.

    George Takei’s voice is assumed <3

  19. 19

    Ouch, that is a low blow to physics. ^_^

  20. 20

    Mmm… I was told a long time ago, that physicists actually invented sex. Remember, every couple has its moment in a field…

  21. 21

    I smell physics envy.

  22. 22

    I’m betting Brian Cox does pretty well for himself.

  23. 23
    Dr Marcus Hill Ph.D. (arguing from his own authority)

    Yeah, but it’s all from D:Ream groupies…

  24. 24

    Sorry, but geologists are forever getting their rocks off….

  25. 25
    David Marjanović

    Geologists do drink lots of beer.

  26. 26

    I thought geologists do it in thrust zones. Or was it on bedding planes?

  27. 27

    #6: or just stay newtonian with good old rigid body mechanics :)

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