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2007-12-06 11:40:16 PM  
They're very good in aeronautics. They're always telling other to "take off".
/beauty
 
2007-12-06 11:42:24 PM  
Yah for science!!!

/at the most sciency university in Canada
 
2007-12-07 12:07:29 AM  
Canadian Canuck: most sciency university

Waterloo?
 
2007-12-07 04:40:00 AM  
We sure be.
 
2007-12-07 06:26:58 AM  
Canadian Canuck: most sciency university

McMaster?
 
2007-12-07 06:46:18 AM  
Canadian Canuck: most sciency university

Guelph?
 
2007-12-07 06:50:06 AM  
Among other western nations, Britain finished in 14th place, France came in at 25th place and the United States followed at No. 29 in science performance.

29th? I didn't have very high hopes but that still shocked me.
 
2007-12-07 06:53:52 AM  
evilotto: Among other western nations, Britain finished in 14th place, France came in at 25th place and the United States followed at No. 29 in science performance.

29th? I didn't have very high hopes but that still shocked me.


Go to MIT, and see how many students are transplants from other nations. Education is already a low priority in our country. Science is near the bottom of all subjects.

Let's not even start on how many people believe the Earth is 6,000 years old...
 
2007-12-07 07:07:42 AM  
Shvetz: Let's not even start on how many people believe the Earth is 6,000 years old...

How funny, I thought the regression towards a capital-feudalist society with theocratic leadership would send the U.S. through the age on enlightenment one its way to the Middle Ages.
 
2007-12-07 07:09:44 AM  
scifipedia.scifi.com

*nods approvingly*
 
2007-12-07 07:12:18 AM  
at the most sciency university in Canada

Brown?
 
2007-12-07 07:20:10 AM  
Canadian Canuck

Lakehead? (lol)
 
2007-12-07 07:33:31 AM  
Cornwell: Shvetz: Let's not even start on how many people believe the Earth is 6,000 years old...

How funny, I thought the regression towards a capital-feudalist society with theocratic leadership would send the U.S. through the age on enlightenment one its way to the Middle Ages.


I hope you're not implying that our current society and presidential administration is not science-friendly... It's not like there's a news channel that ridicules people that espouse a science-based world view.
 
2007-12-07 07:35:35 AM  
Canadian Canuck:

Mcgill ?
 
2007-12-07 08:27:34 AM  
Funny, there are no Intelligent Design debates in Canada.

Will have to forward this one to my mom, a biology teacher in BC.

/RAmen!
 
2007-12-07 08:27:57 AM  
Shakes fist at Bitemark ... I came here to do that!
 
2007-12-07 08:28:10 AM  
I'm a Canadian emmigrated from HongKong, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies..

/no seriously!
 
2007-12-07 08:28:57 AM  
vagina: Canadian Canuck:

Mcgill ?


This. #12 in the world, #3 publicly funded University in the world (#1 in north america). Best school in Canada.
 
2007-12-07 08:36:39 AM  
I'm a Canadian science teacher, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...
 
2007-12-07 08:41:39 AM  
<b>Grither:</b> <i>vagina: Canadian Canuck:

Mcgill ?

This. #12 in the world, #3 publicly funded University in the world (#1 in north america). Best school in Canada.</i>

And man am I lucky I got in BEFORE all that good stuff happened, or I would have ended up at Cornell or Carnegie Mellon (ithaca + pittsburgh x 100 < montreal/2)...
 
2007-12-07 08:57:48 AM  
Shvetz: I hope you're not implying that our current society and presidential administration is not science-friendly... It's not like there's a news channel that ridicules people that espouse a science-based world view.

I could point out obvious problems with the current administration, and the lack of a restraining order between science and religion, saying that they should be kept at least in separate faculties, classes in school, and at no point be closer to one another than 500 feet.

On the other hand, the chance of such an act being a force that could end up summoning Bevets, perhaps I better not.

Damn those Finns, and their sciencing! Envious of mine neighbour's educational system!
 
2007-12-07 08:58:05 AM  
Our childrens is learnt
 
2007-12-07 09:01:24 AM  
Working on a Masters. In Psychology. Arts; Should have taken Science.
 
2007-12-07 09:07:43 AM  
Big deal! They're still all going to hell.
 
2007-12-07 09:07:46 AM  
Cornwell:
Damn those Finns, and their sciencing! Envious of mine neighbour's educational system!


Oddly enough, I went to the Finnish independence day party last night at the Estonian house in NYC. Why it was in the Estonian house, I have no idea. Anyway, I wasn't too impressed with their sciencings, but the women were rather attractive.
 
2007-12-07 09:50:32 AM  
That's just what they want you to think so you will believe them when they try to increase Canada's population by telling everyone that the planet is getting warmer.
 
2007-12-07 09:52:22 AM  
Go McGill!
 
2007-12-07 09:57:24 AM  
I don't know if it's still true or not, but Hamilton used to have the highest number of Ph.D.s per capita in Canada, so I'm going to have to go with McMaster.
 
2007-12-07 09:57:30 AM  
I'm surprised we are not lower. The illegals have destroyed the California school system and the other states will follow. We'll be lucky if 2016 high school grads know basic algebra. But at least they'll know Spanish.

/yay :(
 
2007-12-07 10:24:17 AM  
Grither: I wasn't too impressed with their sciencings, but the women were rather attractive.

QFT? Finnish women are the British chicks of the Nordic countries. Ew!
 
2007-12-07 10:25:06 AM  
And Alberta kicked the rest of the province's asses. *preens*
 
2007-12-07 10:48:34 AM  
Cornwell: Grither: I wasn't too impressed with their sciencings, but the women were rather attractive.

QFT? Finnish women are the British chicks of the Nordic countries. Ew!


Hahah perhaps all the hot ones were just McGill alumni crashing the Finnish party from our alumni event that ended at 830 upstairs...
 
2007-12-07 11:19:30 AM  
Aaaah McGill,

#1 when it comes to second place
 
2007-12-07 11:24:25 AM  
h to the 'ojo: Aaaah McGill,

#1 when it comes to second place


You must have gone to prison...er....Queens. You do know McGill is a better school than Queens, right? Just checking.

Or perhaps you're still bitter about how Newsweek called McGill the Harvard of the North, when that's what Queens liked to call themselves. That musta hurt a bit.

/hopes you went to Queens, otherwise that might not make sense
//doesn't really care as much as this thread makes it look like I do
///it's just a slow Friday, ok?? Leave me alone.
 
2007-12-07 11:32:08 AM  
Don't worry Amurica, you're still number one in blind, faith. And I'm sure your next President will love G*d even more than the current one.

/we're number 3!
 
2007-12-07 11:35:46 AM  
Go UBC?

Nah, just kidding.
 
2007-12-07 11:51:42 AM  
strangeguitar: They're very good in aeronautics. They're always telling other to "take off".
/beauty


Lotta people seem to be studying hydraulics, too. At least, I assume why some many Canadians call each other "hosers."
/SCTV FTW
 
2007-12-07 12:05:27 PM  
this:

Lim( B.Sc. ) = B.A.
gpa->0
 
2007-12-07 12:06:55 PM  
Americans are leaders in Creation Science, alchemy.
 
2007-12-07 12:07:00 PM  
Carleton.
 
2007-12-07 12:09:54 PM  
/3rd yr UVic


UVic's #1 comprehensive in Canadia
Source (new window)
 
2007-12-07 12:19:09 PM  
University of Calgary FTW.

We got the Prime Minister.
 
2007-12-07 12:27:14 PM  
Teacher.....Todays science lesson....the breeding habits of the Canadian beaver...A

Student 1....God I love this class....A

Kid raises hand....

Student 2....Teacher does the canadian beaver always have hair...A?

Teacher....Yes, unless you shave it....next question...A

Next kid raises hand....

Student 3:....Teacher does the canadian beaver ever get really wet...A?

Teacher.....Yes...when its in the pond...A
 
2007-12-07 12:59:44 PM  
Headshot_King: /3rd yr UVic


UVic's #1 comprehensive in Canadia
Source (new window)


Hahah what the heck category is that? None of the real universities are even on that list. I mean, Concordia is at #11 for chrissakes!
 
2007-12-07 01:08:26 PM  
Q. What do Finnish high school students get up to during Finland's long cold winter nights?

A. Sophomore year physics.


I read somewhere that by scholarly citations, Canada leads the world in one science: astronomy. Of course, we are piggy-backing on American astronomy, but it does make a lot of sense. Nowhere but in Siberia is there more dark sky than in Canada.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/24/science/space/24cana.html

Speaking of AGW, here's a thought I had: move all of the world's giant server farms to Canada where electricity is cheap, comes from relatively carbon-free hydro-electric dams, and the air is naturally cooled. You could cut the contribution of computers and the internet to global warming to a tiny fraction of the current cost. Indeed, any technology which requires cooling would work well in Northern Canada.

Think of it--all the world's data safely buried in the earthquake-proof, weather-proof, nuclear-bomb proof granite of the Canadian Shield.

Hudson's Bay could literally be the empty hub around which the world turns--and it's nearly equidistant from Europe, Russia, East Asia and the U.S. The hotter the world gets, the more it makes sense. True, Canada is warming twice as fast as the world as a whole, but bits of it are likely to stay very nearly the same temperature for the next couple of centuries. If things get really bad because of the refusal to deal with climate change, Canada will be one of the "refuges" where civilization can survive the desertification of the US and Southern Europe. Norway will have the world seed bank and Canada could host the world data bank.

Also, 20% of Canadians are born abroad, so we could probably handle traffic in many languages at very low cost.

It makes more sense economically than building Fords and we've got the math, computer and science skills.

By the way, I'm amazed that the New York Times knows the catch-phrase of the Friendly Giant: "Look up, look way up..."

We should steal that motto and make it our business plan for the next three hundred years.
 
2007-12-07 01:28:02 PM  
Congrats Canadians.

I bet that science education goes well towards your National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Oh wait! You don't HAVE a National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

/moon rocks
//NOT YOURS!
 
2007-12-07 02:15:33 PM  
RockyMtnMan

Guess what your NASA use to fix the ISS problems and do space walks, or do pretty much anything in space...

answer
 
2007-12-07 02:16:00 PM  
strangeguitar: They're very good in aeronautics. They're always telling other to "take off".
/beauty


1982 called and they want their joke back.
 
2007-12-07 02:28:18 PM  
I didnt read the article but I'm sure they aren't talking about teens from Toronto.
 
2007-12-07 04:45:34 PM  
caribou: Canadian Canuck: most sciency university

Waterloo?


Yes!

FoxBreeder: Canadian Canuck: most sciency university

Guelph?


Close. Great campus though.

dlpriest: Canadian Canuck

Lakehead? (lol)


Ahahahahhaha!

vagina: Canadian Canuck:

Mcgill ?


I applied there but took Waterloo over McGill. Both are incredible schools. But then again it's in Quebec :(
 
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