Andrew Maynard, an expert on new scientific technologies, has a post reprising the notion of the two cultures (science and humanities, with a chasm between them). He offers a one-question poll and sees the results as indicating that the chasm isn’t necessarily that vast.
Ruth Seeley offers a similar poll from the humanities side.
I liked both polls, though as I commented to Ruth, I’m not sure her topic is necessarily comparable Andrew’s.
Ruth knows this isn’t a serious disagreement; we’ve had several enjoyable exchanges. The two polls did give me an excuse to test a polling plugin (a piece of code for WordPress blogs like this one).
Other than messing around in the tool aisle, I was shooting for a question like Maynard’s that touches on more fundamental concepts.
Okay; now you can scroll down to the comments and check. Then, if you would, the bonus round: a second poll to help analyze the answers: