Why are the earth sciences so neglected in the usa?

Discussion in 'Earth Science' started by angrybellsprout, Jan 20, 2006.

  1. angrybellsprout paultard since 2002 Registered Senior Member

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    It just really gets to me how the americans put minimal effort into physics, chemestry and biology, but nil into geology or really any of the earth sciences.

    I've had liberals come up with hillarious stuff about global warming when they didn't know anything about earth sciences.

    Well I've had a few conservatives throw out some funny stuff too, but never anything on the level of lol as the loony liberals.

    Hell let's take a simple example from the forums...

    Why was the thread

    facies are hawt sex

    moved?

    Oh that's right because westerners don't know a damn thing about earth sciences, thus they wouldn't recognize the term facies and its importance in such a field.
     
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  3. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Perhaps if you'd explained the term for all the liberal dumb-nuts...
     
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  5. mountainhare Banned Banned

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    James:
    Can't you use a dictionary, google, or wikipedia?
     
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  7. angrybellsprout paultard since 2002 Registered Senior Member

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    If they could, then they wouldn't be ignorant illiterate liberal idiots...
     
  8. identityless Registered Senior Member

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    What kind of high school did you went to? Believe it or not, the remedial high school science classes teach physical general science with a bit geology, as oppose to honors and AP science classes that focuses on chemistry, biology, or physics.
     
  9. angrybellsprout paultard since 2002 Registered Senior Member

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    Only time we had earth sciences was year 8...

    Then again the fact that the average retard knows even less about the earth sciences than things such as biology which is constantly pushed in public school though never understood by the peons somehow...
     
  10. angrybellsprout paultard since 2002 Registered Senior Member

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  11. Mosheh Thezion Registered Senior Member

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    I THINK IT IS BECAUSE.... earth science is the most boring.

    simple.

    -MT
     
  12. identityless Registered Senior Member

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    I think it's the most fun. I mean, learning about what you see everyday - rocks, dirt, the sun, moon, etc. The bigger thing that affects you - weather (rains, the sun's heat, snow, etc). What's affecting the world right now? Tsnuami, Earthquakes, hurriances, etc. It's stuff on the news.
     
  13. angrybellsprout paultard since 2002 Registered Senior Member

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    the only science that can compare to earth science on intereast level are the life sciences
     
  14. Mosheh Thezion Registered Senior Member

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    chemistry is where it all started... and is the foundation to all the other science.

    -MT
     
  15. angrybellsprout paultard since 2002 Registered Senior Member

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    Bleh to chemistry...

    I understand enough of it but still bleh...

    Only real fun in chemestry is comming up with home made explosives or getting into the relm of pharmacy which blends into life science
     
  16. identityless Registered Senior Member

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    There's a Master's student who turn his chemistry lab in to a drug lab to create x-tasy and cocaine. But was later arrested.
     
  17. angrybellsprout paultard since 2002 Registered Senior Member

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    well i was going to say something about using chem to make meth...
     
  18. Light Registered Senior Member

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    Going back to your original question, the answer is very simple. Can you spell M-O-N-E-Y? Generally speaking, jobs in earth sciences don't pay as well as the others.
     
  19. angrybellsprout paultard since 2002 Registered Senior Member

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    people who sell out to money are trash

    i know that my intereasts won't yeild me too much money, though plenty of money to pay my bills, but i don't care as long as long as i'm involved in what i live
     
  20. identityless Registered Senior Member

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    People need to make a living of course. Maybe it's about supply/demand? Not much demands for geologists right now, but in the wake of some recent natural diasters that have occured and global warming issues, I think that's about to change.
     
  21. angrybellsprout paultard since 2002 Registered Senior Member

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    geology / other earth sciences teachers?

    metorologists?

    volcanologists?

    gemology?

    state geological surveys?

    civil engeenering?

    military needs geology to do ce?

    oil field / other natural resources harvesting?

    archeology?

    then again i'm a history major who wants to teach public school so i've never looked at money in a real ways. sure i'll have enough to pay my bills, and then some in the district that i live in and hope to work in, but i'll never be wealthy...

    well i might get wealthy with my desires to gain political office as lt governor / governor of texas and / or with my music productions which are based in history / politics...
     
  22. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Well, I could if I wanted to. I thought angrybellsprout was posting a thread to display some of his vast knowledge. But I guess he didn't really want to discuss anything after all.
     
  23. angrybellsprout paultard since 2002 Registered Senior Member

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    Why bother discussing with those too inferior to understand?
     

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