All entries for May 2006

May 24, 2006

am I doing the wrong degree?

Writing about Good and bad news….. from Dr. Dave's blog

Ive seen this go around a few blogs (well Dr Dave's first, so I thought I'd give him the credit), and wondered what it would say about me…

All things considered, it does make a lot of sence, it would explain why I like having random philsophical conversations, and why I am interested in theology and similar things… But surely Maths should be higher than that… and what is Linguistics doing???

hmm maybe this means I am doing entirely the wrong course.. or maybe it means you shouldnt trust what you find on the internet…

You scored as Philosophy. You should be a Philosophy major! Like the Philosopher, you are contemplative and you enjoy thinking about the purpose for humanity's existence.

Engineering

100%

Philosophy

100%

Art

100%

Journalism

100%

Anthropology

100%

Psychology

100%

Sociology

92%

Mathematics

92%

Theater

83%

Dance

75%

Linguistics

75%

English

75%

Chemistry

67%

Biology

67%

What is your Perfect Major? (PLEASE RATE ME!!<3)
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May 23, 2006

dullest Blog…

…and here was me thinking myblog was dull… but at least I try (sometimes)...

I just read the Dullest Blog in the World and frankly I'm stunned.

So why the hell does that… aberration get sooo pages of comments? Does anyone understand? The blog is a travesty. Its continued existence is an indictment against the servers which store it, the people who popularise it, the writer who produces it and the blogging community as a whole.

I shall now leave to vomit in my bin. Next, I shall use my mouse to move the cursor on my screen to… ARGHH I'M DOING IT NOW! I'm infected! Noooooooooooooooooo

[dives out of a window]

[pulls his broken body back in to press the 'Publish' button]


May 09, 2006

WOW Mathsoc are doing something….

If anyone has ever heard of this strange creature before you will know them as the group of people that gets nearly all of the first–years to join, and then almost no–one else in other years due in no small part to the fact that they don't do anything….
Ok so that's a bit harsh, but I think when a certain lecturer said to them last year "sorry do you still exist?" it shows the amount of impact they have.

Still, they have finally realised that having MORSE people on the exec, socials that no–one turns up to and revision guides that are out of date, is not sufficient… so..
[drum–roll please]

They are going to do some MATHS.
[the sound of joy can be heard in the distance]

Yes that's right our glorious president has decided to allow the setting up of a Maths–discussion group were special people can go and look at things like algebraic topology and fractal millipedes (well maybe) and all sorts of other pretty & pure mathematics…

Hmm

To say this is a niche group (even within the Maths Department), is an understatement, but then at least the group they're targeting might actually show up.
oh and as a final resort, they are planning on bribing members to turn up to the next social with free alcohol…

I think this may end up attracting two completely different groups of people, but then at least they're trying. After all it may even become a 'proper' society soon, thanks to the addition of HOODIES.

Yes that's right, you know your society isn't official until members get thrown out of certain shopping arcades :p


May 08, 2006

The first ramble…

I wasn't sure what to put in my first entry, but so there's something here I thought I would just write something entirely random…

On Friday I met another random philosopher (well student) and talked about theology with him.
This seemed like a good idea, as all previous philosophers I have talked to in the past present simplistic artsy–logic that is great fun to argue through. It normally involves a bit about relativism and then how it is isn't wholly logical and must be viewed as such and used as such when analysing things with it, this normally embarrasses them for a bit and then we go onto how you have to consider how feelings affect our judgement and the various ways of removing feelings via logic, and its relative merits (for example using logic to find truth only has value if the truth has consequences, otherwise it can just cause divisions… unless of course you subscribe to the "we must seek to increase out knowledge" point of view, which is what Universities seem to be about). This can go on for a while and take various different turns (including discussing the merits of a 'cup' over a 'mug' and whether either existed or was 'good') It's all good fun.

Anyway this guy didn't seem to understand philosophy and as such went for a very direct 'I believe… this is why…' approach. Almost like a scientist (except he didn’t refer to experiments or how to collect data to analyse), this took my by surprise, and whilst I tried to change my style to be more scientific, this failed because he didn’t know many of the facts I was trying to discuss (or indeed any), and I was still in shock that he was so scientific. This all made me very confused.

Oh well, maybe I'll be better at talking to people next time, I should really try to work out how to communicate to people who want to be scientific who don't know the facts, and I don't want to carry around a massive folder for the sake of random conversations

Anyway, now I have a choice between revision and tea… hmm Mario Kart it is then.


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