The Purity Scale of Science (xkcd)

xkcd - Purity ScaleThis is for those of you who aren’t subscribers to my favourite comic, xkcd – a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language.

Today’s episode deals with different branches of science and their purity; that is, can they be distilled down to a ‘more pure’ science.

Maths is classed as the purest of sciences – of course – but where does computing lie? I’d like to think it lies alongside physics, but in reality I imagine it is along a different branch involving applied electronics (itself, applied physics).

Don’t forget, each xkcd comic has image ‘alt’ text… essentially a bonus joke on those tiresome Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays! (Today’s is especially good.)