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15th Nov '17 1:02:02 PM WillKeaton
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** In "[[http://xkcd.com/1520/ Degree-Off]]" a physicist is taken aback by a harsh remark made by a biologist. The alt text reads "I'M SORRY, FROM YOUR YEARS OF CONDESCENDING TOWARD THE 'SQUISHY' SCIENCES, [[SelfDeprecation I ASSUMED YOU'D BE A LITTLE HARDER]]"

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** In "[[http://xkcd.[[http://xkcd.com/1520/ Degree-Off]]" "Degree-Off"]] a physicist is taken aback by a harsh remark made by a biologist. The alt text reads "I'M SORRY, FROM YOUR YEARS OF CONDESCENDING TOWARD THE 'SQUISHY' SCIENCES, [[SelfDeprecation I ASSUMED YOU'D BE A LITTLE HARDER]]"



** Heartily mocked in the author's note for [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-09-24 this]] strip.

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** Heartily mocked in the author's note for [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2005-09-24 this]] this strip.]]
15th Nov '17 1:01:21 PM WillKeaton
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** More examples [[http://xkcd.com/451/ here]], as well as [[http://xkcd.com/435/ here]]. [[RuleOfThree And finally]], the AltText [[http://xkcd.com/764/ here]]. (Social scientists tend to share Munroe's view of literary criticism.)

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** More examples [[http://xkcd.com/451/ here]], here,]] as well as [[http://xkcd.com/435/ here]]. here.]] [[RuleOfThree And finally]], the AltText [[http://xkcd.com/764/ here]]. here.]] (Social scientists tend to share Munroe's view of literary criticism.)



** "''[[PrecisionFStrike Fuck]]'' [[RunningGag Computational Linguistics]]," starting in [[http://www.xkcd.org/114/ strip 114]]. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpxe7bpaT8o And he sticks to it in public, too.]]

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** "''[[PrecisionFStrike Fuck]]'' [[RunningGag Computational Linguistics]]," starting in [[http://www.xkcd.org/114/ strip 114]]. 114.]] [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpxe7bpaT8o And he sticks to it in public, too.]]



* ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/skinhorse/series.php?view=archive&chapter=33564#strip5 here]].

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* ''Webcomic/SkinHorse'', [[http://www.webcomicsnation.com/shaenongarrity/skinhorse/series.php?view=archive&chapter=33564#strip5 here]].here.]]



* [[Literature/BastardOperatorFromHell BOFH]] and his assistant got some ''analyst'' estimating them for ''security'' purposes. Using InkblotTest and WordAssociationTest. [[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/11/07/bofh_and_the_government_contract/ Guess who was a butt of the joke]]?

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* [[Literature/BastardOperatorFromHell BOFH]] and his assistant got some ''analyst'' estimating them for ''security'' purposes. Using InkblotTest and WordAssociationTest. [[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/11/07/bofh_and_the_government_contract/ Guess who was a butt of the joke]]?joke?]]
15th Nov '17 12:56:40 PM WillKeaton
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** Chemistry: Physics without though.

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** Chemistry: Physics without though.thought.
15th Oct '17 3:30:09 PM nombretomado
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* A graffito frequently seen in toilets in the science departments and library at the [[BritishUnis University of East Anglia]], [[UsefulNotes/EastAnglia Norwich]]: written on the toilet paper dispenser: ''Sociology Degrees. Please take as many as you need.''

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* A graffito frequently seen in toilets in the science departments and library at the [[BritishUnis [[UsefulNotes/BritishUnis University of East Anglia]], [[UsefulNotes/EastAnglia Norwich]]: written on the toilet paper dispenser: ''Sociology Degrees. Please take as many as you need.''



* Graffiti seen on a toilet roll dispenser at the [[BritishUnis University of East Anglia]]: ''Sociology degrees. Please take as many as you need.''

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* Graffiti seen on a toilet roll dispenser at the [[BritishUnis [[UsefulNotes/BritishUnis University of East Anglia]]: ''Sociology degrees. Please take as many as you need.''
4th Oct '17 9:56:28 AM GM_3826
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** In [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2013-05-27 this]] strip Liz comments on how the trope attitude has resulted in her studies in memetics, linguistics, and sociology resulted in her landing a fast food job.

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** In [[http://www.schlockmercenary.com/2013-05-27 this]] strip Liz comments on how the trope attitude has resulted in her studies in memetics, linguistics, and sociology resulted in her landing her a fast food job.
26th Sep '17 11:41:16 PM Linda58
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** It also got thrown in her face in "The Beaver in the Otter". Having run out of physical evidence to identify the killer, Booth uses a nail gun (the murder weapon) in front of several suspects. Sweets observed the crowd and indicated the most likely suspect (correctly) based off of her reaction. Brennan sincerely asks him what he saw...and he blows her off pointing out she's just going to dismiss it. She's left genuinely at a loss over in her inability to figure it out.
11th Sep '17 12:33:26 AM Atreides
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* Another old joke:
** Chemistry: Physics without though.
** Mathematics: Physics without purpose.
10th Sep '17 11:26:51 AM nombretomado
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* [[BastardOperatorFromHell BOFH]] and his assistant got some ''analyst'' estimating them for ''security'' purposes. Using InkblotTest and WordAssociationTest. [[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/11/07/bofh_and_the_government_contract/ Guess who was a butt of the joke]]?

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* [[BastardOperatorFromHell [[Literature/BastardOperatorFromHell BOFH]] and his assistant got some ''analyst'' estimating them for ''security'' purposes. Using InkblotTest and WordAssociationTest. [[http://www.theregister.co.uk/2003/11/07/bofh_and_the_government_contract/ Guess who was a butt of the joke]]?
26th Aug '17 7:34:05 AM passivesmoking
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Compare and contrast ScienceIsBad and ScienceIsWrong. See MDEnvy and NotThatKindOfDoctor, which can be related.

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Compare and contrast ScienceIsBad and ScienceIsWrong. See MDEnvy and NotThatKindOfDoctor, which can be related.
related. There may also be a bit of overlap wit ADegreeInUseless, as students of the hard sciences may consider degrees in soft sciences to count as one.
15th Aug '17 8:15:48 PM CHLORINEGARGOYLE
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* Once again, discussed in a Crichton novel, ''Literature/{{Airframe}}'', where the narration (partially from the point of view of the non-scientist main character) talks about engineers in the employ of the protagonists's airline manufacturer - one is a elitist, temperamental ManChild with horrible people skills, which, according to the narration, is typical of a lot of engineers...
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