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biology or chemistry?

biology
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chemistry
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bio or chem

Postby skilban » Fri May 13, 2005 9:37 am

what do u prefer
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Postby Jelanen » Fri May 13, 2005 10:52 am

I disagree with the entire premise of the poll. When you get down to the cellular level and smaller, chemistry IS biology!!

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Postby biostudent84 » Fri May 13, 2005 2:05 pm

Or is it biology IS chemistry? ;)
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Postby canalon » Fri May 13, 2005 2:20 pm

Everything is Biochemistry :wink:
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Postby skilban » Fri May 13, 2005 2:33 pm

yes ok my mistake, when you do consider both subjects you do realise that nearly everything is biochemistry, well said
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Postby hiro » Fri May 13, 2005 3:15 pm

hahaha
i like bio ~~ but i am not good at it...>.< because of the language problem!!
my first language is not eng...so it's quite hard for me to memorize their name or to understand the contents easily....
ie. chem results are better than bio= =///
i chose bio la~^++++^ :lol:
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Postby biostudent84 » Fri May 13, 2005 3:27 pm

Canalon wrote:Everything is Biochemistry :wink:


Yeah yeah yeah. Everyone in their particular field thinks that the world revolves around that field. Biologists think the only important thing in the world is biology...the same for chemists, physicists. Heck, I even get it from my roomate who is a Political Science major, and he thinks the only thing worth anything in the universe is politics.

Ever talk to a philosopher? "Philosophy is the discipline from which all other disciplines spawn from." Ever hear what PhD stands for? Doctor of Philosophy. Canalon, our local Canuk is a Doctor of the Philosophy of Biology.

In my humble opinion, I say that the universe revolves around none of these fields. Rather, the different fields, disciplines if you will, are merely different tools to use to examine the universe to find out how it works. A chemist uses a spectroscope, a biologist uses a microscope, a physicist uses a teloscope, a doctor uses a floroscope, and politicians just have their heads up their rear-ends ;)

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Postby canalon » Fri May 13, 2005 4:31 pm

biostudent84 wrote:Yeah yeah yeah. Everyone in their particular field thinks that the world revolves around that field.


When they should know that Biology is everything. Just kidding, but I just wanted to say that it is useless to choose between Bio and Chem when you can have both in Biochemistry.

biostudent84 wrote:Ever talk to a philosopher? "Philosophy is the discipline from which all other disciplines spawn from." Ever hear what PhD stands for? Doctor of Philosophy. Canalon, our local Canuk is a Doctor of the Philosophy of Biology.


Philosophy Come from Philein: to love and Sophia: Wiseness. And remember that Aristotle was one the founding father of biology. I'd like to be in the same group as this guy :-)
And just a note to put the record straight: I am not Canadian, I am living there. I am French.

biostudent84 wrote:In my humble opinion, I say that the universe revolves around none of these fields. Rather, the different fields, disciplines if you will, are merely different tools to use to examine the universe to find out how it works. A chemist uses a spectroscope, a biologist uses a microscope, a physicist uses a teloscope, a doctor uses a floroscope, and politicians just have their heads up their rear-ends ;)


LOL. I like the politicians... And even though being a bacteriologist, I don't even remember he last time I used a microscope. Probably around 10 years ago. NAked eye and Petri dishes are all that I need.
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Re: bio or chem

Postby clarence » Fri May 13, 2005 5:22 pm

skilban wrote:what do u prefer


What do you mean by "biology" and "chemistry"? Which subject you like more, which one contributes more to civilization, which one has greater explanatory power, etc., what?
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Postby MrMistery » Fri May 13, 2005 6:03 pm

I think what this poll was saying is "Which do you like better?"
I agree with kyle and patrick though... Biochemistry rulls!!! :D :D
By the way, Kyle, my sister is at university sudying politics :D :D
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Postby biostudent84 » Fri May 13, 2005 6:32 pm

*grins evilly*

I am an american. We see all people living in canada as canadian. I mean you no offense, and will stop if you wish me too. But many americans love making fun of canada in any way possible (even though I personally prefer Canada to America).
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Postby MrMistery » Fri May 13, 2005 6:45 pm

I have started a poll: Canada or USA?
Off-topic section of course...
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