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Submission + - Engineers are cold and dead inside (theregister.co.uk) 3

JThaddeus writes: "From The Register comes a report on a study by Swedish researches claiming "that people who go into engineering are less caring and empathetic than those who enter professions such as medicine." The study claims to account for the fact that women--who are assumed to be more empathetic--enter medicine at a great rate than enter engineering."
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Engineers are cold and dead inside

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  • If we, the nerdy engineers care less, we would build ...

    * DAMS that break

    * BUILDINGS that collapse

    * BRIDGES that falls

    * ROADS that are unsafe

    Most of us nerds may not be the touchy-feely type, that does NOT mean that we don't care !

    TFA is full of shit, btw !!

    • Most of the people I know in healthcare only pretend to care about people. They're far more interested in power and money than genuinely helping people.

      Most of the engineers I know definitely aren't very good at expressing their compassion for their fellow humans. Definitely not the touchy feely type.

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