Geography as quantification.
JAMESBASS at PRODIGY.NET
Tue Sep 28 20:04:38 CDT 1999
John Grehan wrote:
"...but there are few quantitative people who also
have a strong interest in geography."
I'm ignoring the formal logical error of the statement [it is also
true that most "quantitative people" are not interested in biology
or physics or chemistry or even survey research as fields--the
sum of the members of the set of "quantitative people" other than
those in one academic field as a subset is almost always going
to exceed the members of any subset, i.e. an academic field]
and speak to what I think you might be saying: That geography
is not quantitative.
Well, John if you really believe this then I suggest you look
at the work being done in GIS by geographers, look at almost
any college catalog for the listings in the geography department,
or simply skip through the WWW looking for relevant topics.
Geography departments at many universities include the
climatology, oceanography, etc. disciplines. And, where
these are separate departments, the lines of separation are
increasingly blurred. If those aren't quantitative fields then
I'm baffled by your definition. ...and, of course, I've not
surveyed 'geography' and I suspect that neither have you
so I guess neither of us is quantitative.
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