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What is an engineer? - Anthropomorphic Engineers

lupus londonwolf posting in Anthropomorphic Engineers
User: engineer_furs (posted by londonwolf)
Date: 2010-07-27 15:55
Subject: What is an engineer?
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Engineering is the art of modelling materials we do not understand into shapes we cannot precisely analyse so as to withstand forces we cannot properly assess in such a way that the public has no reason to suspect the extent of our ignorance.

:) Made me chuckle anyway
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Stormfront T. Dragon
User: stormydragon
Date: 2010-07-27 15:11 (UTC)
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An engineer is the obverse of a scientist.

Both use the same tools and techniques, so it is often thought they are similar; they are not. Those they share methods, they use them for opposite means.

A true scientist loves the unknown. The world is an endless delight of unknown forces waiting to be discovered. Exposure to the unknown brings expansion and scientists are there to catalogue it.

A true engineer hates the unkown. The world is an endless cacophony of unknown forces in need of control. The unkown is what gets people killed and engineers are there to master it.

Scientists are explorers of the natural world; engineers are colonizers.
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lupus londonwolf
User: londonwolf
Date: 2010-07-28 07:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Same as perfectly rigid frames and perfectly homogenous materials :)
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Nius Jaguar: Ed
User: nius
Date: 2010-07-28 21:17 (UTC)
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Assume a spherical cow (of negligible mass, in a vacuum).
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User: tipp
Date: 2010-07-27 23:42 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Resistance is futile.
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Whitefang Greytail
User: whitefang
Date: 2010-07-28 13:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh that is so true...

Thanks for sharing that with us ^^
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