posted on May, 13 2019 @ 07:27 AM
a reply to: Justoneman
A large part of that is informational overload. For example, Dr. Christy teaches atmospheric science in the Meteorology Department. Magnetism is
taught in the ECE (Electrical/Computer Engineering) Department, and to a lesser extent in a few lower-level Physics classes. This is one of those
situations where overlap is needed, but overlap, alas, is a rare thing. Heck, I still don't know where all the roads on the other side of campus go,
often need directions for special events, and I almost have my Masters! Now, ask me about the Engineering or Research buildings, and I know those
pretty darn well.
In the end, science is science is science. There is no difference, from a scientific standpoint, between atmospheric science and structural steel
design. The only difference is that each is specialized, because no one can absorb everything. I could likely run circles around Dr. Christy (or Dr.
Ball) when it comes to analyzing electronics, but they could probably make me a look like an imbecile if we were discussing advanced fluid dynamics. I
know the basics of fluid dynamics, and I am sure they both understand the basic theories behind electricity/magnetism, but we all have our areas of
To truly run a study, one would need knowledge of atmospheric science (climatology), high-energy particles, magnetic effects, and chemistry. That's a
team, not a person, and a few years of research, not a semester project.