The difference between science and humanities

Small pond science has some distinctions

  • Science writing is in journals, in humanities there are books
  • Science talks are less informal, humanities are reading a paper
  • Science research is more collaborative, humanities more solitarily
  • Science students get a small lab project within the frame of the institution, humanities students work on separate questions
  • Scientists need research programs, humanities can work without
  • A huge grant in the humanities is a small grant in the sciences
  • Academic job market is messed up in humanities, the job market for scientists is more robust
  • Scientists need good internet access while humanities need a library