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PostSubject: Interdisciplinary warfare   Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:48 pm

Imagine a big, free-for-all fight between a textual historian, an art historian, an archaeologist and a genealogist...

Who do you think would win? confused

In my heart, I'd be rooting for the textual historian study, but I'd probably put my money on the archaeologist, because they'd be by far the best armed (digging implements etc). I might place a side bet on the genealogist being the first to fall, because they'd be most likely to be geriatric...
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PostSubject: Re: Interdisciplinary warfare   Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:59 pm

Not so sure about that - think of how big some of those old texts are - dual-purpose, too, shield and missile as well, whilst the archaeologist was still faffing about with his/her camel-hair brushes ...
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PostSubject: Re: Interdisciplinary warfare   Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:02 pm

Well, the archaeologist would have to win since the rest would be reduced to throwing paper darts at each other since she, as the sole custodian of all material culture, would have the entire field of weaponry to pick from. On reflection, since paper etc is just another artefact the rest wouldn't even get that.
One snag though, the archaeologist would be down the pub arguing with other archaeologists.
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PostSubject: Re: Interdisciplinary warfare   Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:34 pm

@ferval wrote:
One snag though, the archaeologist would be down the pub arguing with other archaeologists.
That explains who those groups of spotty, bearded*, anoraks are. I'd always assumed them to be either trainspotters or CAMRA members... jocolor

*...and the males ones are just as bad! Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Interdisciplinary warfare   Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:49 am

No contest. The art historian being the wealthiest from making heaps of money from unfathonable gush that no one understands and therefore uncontestable, only the Art Hist. can afford to hire an army and blast the others away; they first being dazed and hazed by an arch declaration of superiority. Must be Brian Sewell I'm thinking of. Or is he just a critic?
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PostSubject: Re: Interdisciplinary warfare   Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:11 am

Of course a mass fusillade from the theoreticians of any of the disciplines would be invincible. Those who hadn't died of boredom under the onslaught would would be slitting their wrists in despair.
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PostSubject: Re: Interdisciplinary warfare   Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:38 am

Yes ferv, death by boredom is a terrible way to go. I once did a Times crossword having found a place on the back row for a lecture that I just knew was going to bore me to compulsive yawning. After a coffee break with more of the same to follow, the entire back row had managed to get a paper to do likewise. The speaker gave a superior smile at one point - so we were told later, and noted that at the people at the back were taking notes but there was no need as info was to hand.

Of course it is possible that money was being exchanged for clue help. Anyway, time well spent on the whole if you have to endure such misery.



If The Cat meant a free for all through debate - well experts don't debate, do they? You can only tell who wins by the size of their next research grant, anyway. Not necessarily the best, of course.

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PostSubject: Re: Interdisciplinary warfare   Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:27 am

Assuming the geneologist is Eric Brewster then I'd have to go with him, no contest, he'd kill any opposition with laughter.
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