every time i refresh i have a new name wrote: The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:
every time i refresh i have a new name wrote:What was wrong with the part on Bisphenol-A?
I thought it was hard. Am I wrong?
It came up in coursework and didn't seem to be a random thing. Isn't it important to understanding estrogen structure/breast cancer? I guess it might have been a stretch for a third part like Altranstadt.
I'm a biologist (now in med school) and I think Bisphenol-A is wayyyyy harder than supersymmetry.
Having played through the set just now, I think the tossups were probably similar in difficulty to last year, especially with respect to the power markers (the one sole exception for me was the ASU-B/RPI pack, which, for some reason, I thought was disproportionately easy to power). I felt that the bonuses had more or less uniform difficulty from packet to packet (barring specific questions which have already been mentioned ie. virial, Henry Hunt, etc.).
every time i refresh i have a new name wrote: something about Robertson Davies being too hard
Just want to take this moment to throw a wacky theory out there and get people's thoughts:
I think Canadian content is a lot like Indian myth --> if it was part of your everyday experience growing up, you are going to find most questions on it incredibly easy but, if it wasn't, the moment something isn't firmly firmly entrenched in the canon it might startle you a bit. Robertson Davies I would put in the second tier with Alice Munro, just below Margaret Atwood's top tier in the "askability" category. To extend the analogy: Shiva/Ganesh might be first tier, while Parvati/Lakshmi the second. Nobody would possibly argue to their (Par/Lak) inclusion in a tournament like this --> I think the difference is that Canadian content is asked about considerably less than Indian myth, and it seems disproportionately harder as a result. (My point? Well, is Robertson Davies too hard for you because you haven't run into him? or because you haven't bothered to study Can Lit yet? I'm arguing it's the second. I'm not very good at questions on French films, but it doesn't mean I will stare wide-eyed when someone other than Truffaut, Godard or Renoir comes up)
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