Quantitative v.s. Qualitative

By Lilly Sandoval

I believe it would be accurate to say that Galileo’s view is what distinguishes science from humanities. Humanities to me seems to be a broad interpretation differing between the views or perspectives of each individual. While Galileo’s approach to see the physical world in mathematical abstractions completely eradicates the qualitative features, By doing this it seems to be set in facts and figures, rather than qualities and theoretical assumptions or interpretations.  It helps keep the science and humanities distinct and separate, however at times they have a chance at intersecting. Which leads me to my question – if qualitative features are different , such as size and shape wouldn’t that affect the wind resistance in a way ? How can these two topics actually stay separated?

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