Academia is like a family– a big, wonderful, dysfunctional family.

8 thoughts on “Humanities

  1. This is so cool. I’m a fiction writer who wanted to be a Marine Biologist once upon a time. Yeah, science and the humanities can help each other. Then again, I’m an Artist and my husband is a Scientist. That doesn’t always go so well. LOL

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  3. I would just like to point out that Psychology is a Science. It postulates theories, devises studies and experiments to prove them right or wrong, and has to apply all the relevant statistics methods to them. I will agree that it sits close to the border to Humanities, but it is still classified as a Science.

    • The boundaries between the sciences and the humanities are softer than we often realize. Depending on how we write our definitions, a lot of fields can fall on either side of the line or straddle it altogether. In the interests of clarity, the definition that I used for the comic is: sciences study the physical world and its phenomena; the humanities study human beings as thinking creatures and their creations. But there are other definitions that are equally valid.
      And then we can mess the whole thing up by bringing in the “social sciences” classification (which can certainly be useful distinction in some cases, but to me just sounds like an academic version of “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter”).

  4. I would just like to point out that I read the brother’s advice as: “C’mon, there’s a big wonderful world out there and you don’t want to miss out on it because of some bullshit highschool drama. Let’s go explode some of it.” It goes well with the little sister’s last line so I didn’t catch my awesome misread until my second viewing of the comic. Also, I love you.

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