Skipjack wrote:I dont separate science and engineering as strictly as other people do. For me one can not exist without the other.
I'm the same way to be honest, but I am a mutualist / individualist politically, which is more leftist than right (though of course the distinction gets muddied when you get to that level and someone here might disacree).
In my line of work, though, most of the engineers are more of a trial and error type, and being intuitive and logical I tend to find solutions that work quite quickly.
One thing I hate most is when I have an idea that I know will work but people insist on "stopping" and "mulling over" other solutions. This is especially annoying if it can be seen that the idea is in fact working, but just taking time. In my experience "mulling over" other solutions tends to actually result in more time being wasted.