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#1 2013-06-02 15:23:00

mathaholic
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Geography

Is Geography part of Science? If it is, let's discuss about it.


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#2 2013-06-02 17:22:25

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Re: Geography

Do they do experiments in geography? Nope, so I would say no.

Here is a question from Wiki:

Is geography an objective science?

Answer: No.

Because physical aspects are not the only things to be considered in the division of territories. Certain issues such as cultural, historical and even political aspects need to be considered. Geography is not 100% scientifically accurate.

Like mine better.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#3 2013-06-02 17:38:31

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Re: Geography

Geologists do experiments. And geology is a part of geography.


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#4 2013-06-02 17:42:37

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Re: Geography

Chemistry is a big part of dope trafficking but it is not a science.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#5 2013-06-02 17:54:56

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Re: Geography

It's not?


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#6 2013-06-02 17:56:08

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Re: Geography

Looking it up, some say yes and some say no.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#7 2013-06-02 18:22:13

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Re: Geography

geography is not a part of science but it is a part of astronomy and astronomy is a part of science only....so I say yes...


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#8 2013-06-02 18:30:28

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Re: Geography

How is geography part of astronomy?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#9 2013-06-02 18:34:20

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Re: Geography

the part of mathematical geography that treats of the earth in its relation to the other celestial bodies...


Jake is Alice's father, Jake is the ________ of Alice's father?
Why is T called island letter?
think, think, think and don't get up with a solution...

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#10 2013-06-02 18:37:07

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Re: Geography

All of that was done a long time ago. Centuries in fact. Geography is no longer taught in Universities or in many high schools.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#11 2013-06-02 18:39:44

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Re: Geography

Not..in universities and high school  but in secondary high school and primary high school...of course they teach...


Jake is Alice's father, Jake is the ________ of Alice's father?
Why is T called island letter?
think, think, think and don't get up with a solution...

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#12 2013-06-02 18:56:03

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Re: Geography

Okay, let's discuss about it...


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#13 2013-06-02 18:59:15

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Re: Geography

That is the point, is there anything to discuss about it?


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#14 2013-06-02 18:59:42

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Re: Geography

What do you want to discuss about it...Julianthemath.....


Jake is Alice's father, Jake is the ________ of Alice's father?
Why is T called island letter?
think, think, think and don't get up with a solution...

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#15 2013-08-02 15:54:00

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Re: Geography

Post #1


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#16 2013-08-02 20:20:12

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Re: Geography

I think it is not.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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#17 2013-08-03 20:01:07

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Re: Geography

I feel yes geography is related to science. yes...yes..


Jake is Alice's father, Jake is the ________ of Alice's father?
Why is T called island letter?
think, think, think and don't get up with a solution...

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#18 2013-08-07 10:37:03

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Re: Geography

I concur with bobbym.

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#19 2013-08-07 16:35:41

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Re: Geography

Shivamcoder3013 wrote:

I concur with bobbym.

What is concur?


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#20 2013-08-07 20:50:12

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Re: Geography

I think he means concur in the sense of to agree with. He agrees with bobbym's answer to your question.

My personal view is this:
Some aspects of geography are scientific such as physical geography.
In fact some physical geography really is probably best thought of as a branch of physics and physics in turn a branch of science.

Population geography has some scientific aspects of it: eg. social science

These are never going to be exact sciences, because for starters they depend upon things like the actual locations
of continents, oceans, the equator, poles, water cycles (physical geography) or
things like political decisions, human decisions, artifical constructs, town and city locations, etc. (population geography).

However there are some interesting theories that geography experts have had that are scientific in nature.

It is interesting that "applied mathematics" is a very similar subject to "physics".

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#21 2013-08-08 00:23:24

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Re: Geography

Mathaholic wrote:

Is Geography part of Science?

Yes.

Here's a small sample of sites that back up this answer:

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/geography

Merriam Webster dictionary:

Definition of GEOGRAPHY
1  : a science that deals with the description, distribution, and interaction of the diverse physical, biological, and cultural features of the earth's surface

http://www.geography-fieldwork.org/rive … stage4.htm


http://www.angelfire.com/ok5/orpheus/metcal.html

and so on ......

Bob


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#22 2013-08-08 11:33:57

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Re: Geography

Okay.


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#23 2013-08-09 12:12:26

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Re: Geography

Geography being considered as a science is a pretty controvertible fact - however, asking 2 PhD social science professors at MIT say it is not in the same category of "science" as is let's say bio or chem.

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#24 2013-08-09 15:46:09

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Re: Geography

mathaholic wrote:

Is Geography part of Science?

No, geography is a part of Social Studies or Social Science. And I think that Social Science is a part of Science.


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#25 2013-08-09 23:04:53

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Re: Geography

No less an authority as Wikipedia says it is not.

Has anybody ever run into a Geographer? Nope! Maybe in Ponce de Leon's time it may have been.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it.
All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof.

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