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    (Original post by Adorno)
    It is a subject which has a dual personality and can be studied using methodologies from both sides of the great academic divide. Personally I view politics as more of a subject rooted in the study of people and their actions and therefore as an arts subject. Most politics students would probably disagree and point to the more scientific rigour of their analysis and claim for themselves a position along the science spectrum.
    I agree. I don't see how politics can be viewed with scientific rigour, as it lacks rules and constants. It's as much about flair than about logical reasoning.
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    (Original post by Nothos)
    I agree. I don't see how politics can be viewed with scientific rigour, as it lacks rules and constants. It's as much about flair than about logical reasoning.
    Well it can certainly be understood using dependent and independent variable and that kind of pseudo-scientific theorising that would get you laughed out of the room (probably the pub) by historians, english students, and theology students. The point about politics as a science is that it tries to create generic theories to explain human actions. The game theory nonsense or whatever. Because of that it likes to think of itself as having rules and constants which, as we know because the world is not a rational place, is a load of nonsense. But it takes a humanist to say such things. Political systems are heavily inflected by the kind of society in which they have developed because they exist as the product of the dance between different social classes, different genders, and different generations of people. Without that fundamental understanding of the chaos of the social realm ... political science has lost its mind.
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    Every time I read the words "Ed Vaizey" and "internet" in the same news article, I have a sudden urge to destroy my Conservative Party membership card. With fire.
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    ... How dare I use the water that we pay for :rolleyes:

    You also make an assumption as to how long I was in the shower - if I was in there for an hour or 30 minutes you would have a point...
    Just because you paid for it doesn't make it alright to waste it :dontknow:
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    (Original post by cambo211)
    Just because you paid for it doesn't make it alright to waste it :dontknow:
    I've always wondered about this. Isn't there a virtually unlimited supply of water outside the SE of England?
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    (Original post by sandys1000)
    I've always wondered about this. Isn't there a virtually unlimited supply of water outside the SE of England?
    Well yes but if we use less then it means less energy is expended in treating it and so on. Also it means that instead of using the excess water from Wales or Scotland to pump down to the people in the SE we can use it for energy production or to give - and yes I do mean gratis - to the people of the world who have precious little of it themselves. Gluttony is a sin after all.
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    (Original post by TheCrackInTime)
    Every time I read the words "Ed Vaizey" and "internet" in the same news article, I have a sudden urge to destroy my Conservative Party membership card. With fire.
    I let my membership card expire a while back but mainly on the issue of defence above all else.

    (Original post by cambo211)
    Just because you paid for it doesn't make it alright to waste it :dontknow:
    10 minutes in the shower isn't a waste If hygiene is wasteful, someone needs to tell Oxfam - they want to give Africans water to clean themselves with :eek:


    In other news: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/poli...he-better.html

    Thoughts? :holmes:
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    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1687482

    ^^ You can tell this thread attracted attention from Muslims who use this forum :teehee:
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1687482

    ^^ You can tell this thread attracted attention from Muslims who use this forum :teehee:
    Such stupid negs :facepalm2:

    At least the guy won't get them
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=1687482

    ^^ You can tell this thread attracted attention from Muslims who use this forum :teehee:
    The population of TSR mainly seems to be left-wing Muslims to be honest :rolleyes:
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    TSR is not particularly "left-wing".
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    I hated exams... but I hate the chronic boredom of holidays even more! -.-

    How's everyone?
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    (Original post by paddy__power)
    TSR is not particularly "left-wing".
    Its definitely not right-wing! But yeah, I'd argue that's its mainly left-wing :dontknow:
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    TSR is, in general, very liberal - I would say overly liberal. Even the TSR Conservative Party are a bunch of liberals.
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    (Original post by paddy__power)
    TSR is not particularly "left-wing".
    It's not very socialist or even very social-democratic.
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    I let my membership card expire a while back but mainly on the issue of defence above all else.
    Yeah, I'm not planning to renew mine when it comes about.
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    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/also_in_the_news/7919495.stm

    ^^ Is it just me or does that cat look like it could pass off as an Egyptian statue?
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    (Original post by TheCrackInTime)
    Yeah, I'm not planning to renew mine when it comes about.
    I don't blame you - what reasons have you got then? Disappointed with them, cost?
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    (Original post by Teaddict)
    I don't blame you - what reasons have you got then? Disappointed with them, cost?
    Disillusionment with the party leadership, the Government's refusal to repeal the authoritarian measures in the Digital Economy Act (along with Ed Vaizey's keenness to implement them), a Freedom Bill that doesn't nearly go far enough, foreign policy and the fact that they constantly roll over whenever they get a bad headline.
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    (Original post by paddy__power)
    Thoughts?
    Idiocy
 
 
 
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