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#982252 - Fri May 03 2013 05:17 PM Planes, trains, automobiles, etc.
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Just out of curiosity, why are cars and other forms of transportation in "World" and not in "Sci/Tech" as they are certainly technology? confused

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#982257 - Fri May 03 2013 05:57 PM Re: Planes, trains, automobiles, etc. [Re: gracious1]
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Well, for cars at least a lot of the quizzes are about specific manufacturers and models, and not so much about how the car technology works.
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#982378 - Sat May 04 2013 02:04 PM Re: Planes, trains, automobiles, etc. [Re: gracious1]
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smile The Great Categorically Denial of 2001, sometimes referred to as the Kyoto Promises, determined that it should be this way to keep things interesting. smile
On the agenda at that conference, but which failed to get out of committee, was the idea to put trees into Sci/Tech because they grow tall like buildings which would make them considered Architecture. The impasse left the topic trees in the overall Hobbies Category since they are plants in the Home and Garden sub-category.

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Edited by mehaul (Sat May 04 2013 02:07 PM)
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#982399 - Sat May 04 2013 04:11 PM Re: Planes, trains, automobiles, etc. [Re: mehaul]
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Originally Posted By: mehaul
smile The Great Categorically Denial of 2001, sometimes referred to as the Kyoto Promises, determined that it should be this way to keep things interesting. smile
On the agenda at that conference, but which failed to get out of committee, was the idea to put trees into Sci/Tech because they grow tall like buildings which would make them considered Architecture. The impasse left the topic trees in the overall Hobbies Category since they are plants in the Home and Garden sub-category.

Feliz Cinqo de Mayo!


Some of this is incorrect, Mehaul.

Architecture is in Humanities and Buildings (which can involve a bit about Architecture as well, though not in such depth) are still part of World. This is not part of Sci/Tech at all.

Trees can also, possibly, be found in Sci/Tech under 'Botany'.
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#982400 - Sat May 04 2013 04:15 PM Re: Planes, trains, automobiles, etc. [Re: gracious1]
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Thank you for the clarifications. Next cerveza's on me.
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