Wednesday, October 01, 2003

someday you won't have sociology to kick around anymore

A few weeks ago, signs went up declaring that there would be a soccer match pitting Economics vs. Sociology. The signs had the slogan "This time, it's NOT metaphorical," which made me hope dearly that the sign had been made by math-whiz philistine in economics, since I don't know what they thought was "metaphorical" about the normal intellectual/academic use of the idea of economics-versus-sociology.

Now, today, an e-mail went out announcing that sociology has been challenged to a game with people from the statistics department. This message may have come too late, because as far as I can tell, sociology is already quite statistically challenged as it is.

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