Saturday, April 19, 2008


Having a whole bunch of on paper credentials the one that I am most proud of is the Physics B.S. degree. The other degrees were a cake walk in comparison to it. Anyways, due to an argument I had to look up some statistics on physics majors, and I noticed a curious trend. Majors that get crushed by physics majors seem to be the ones posting most the statistics about them.

For example, here is some Economics propaganda. They are bragging about how Economics majors are 4th highest in starting salary, 6th highest in average GMAT scores, 4th highest on the LSAT, and third highest on the GRE of all majors. However in the interest of fairness they of course post who beats them. Physics had 3rd on starting income, and then swept the board with the highest LSAT, GRE, and GMAT scores of all majors.

Or here, some philosophy propaganda:
"Law schools select students on the basis of evidence that the student can “think like a lawyer.” This can be vividly shown by pointing out that the major with the highest acceptance rate to ABA approved law schools is physics. Like physics, philosophy prepares students to think in this way. In fact, a recent study by the American Bar Association shows that, after physics, the major with the highest acceptance rate to law school is philosophy."
They are actually bragging about themselves by comparing themselves to physics. How flattering.

Or the ever famous philosophy majors bragging about how amazing they do on the GRE, despite still not being able to match up to the physics majors.

I shall now return to looking down upon you.

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