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According to one scientific study, music raises the learning capacity in so-called "hard" subjects as mathematics and physics in addition to language acquisition, and this should help restore a more balanced curriculum.

About 'hard' here, what does it mean? Simply 'difficult'? Or something else, like that in 'a hard SF novel'?
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I think it's 'difficult' to say, cause math and physics might also be considered 'hard' in this sense:

7 a (1) : FIRM, DEFINITE : not speculative or conjectural : FACTUAL<hard evidence> free from sentimentality or illusion
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DavkettI think it's 'difficult' to say, cause math and physics might also be considered 'hard' in this sense:

7 a (1) : FIRM, DEFINITE : not speculative or conjectural : FACTUAL<hard evidence> free from sentimentality or illusion
That's right, davkett and that's why I'm kind of confused, especially when there is some kind of contrast between the subject and music.
Yes, I think, otherwise, we have to believe that the subjects of math and physics are intrinsically difficult. But for some people learning music would be more difficult. So 'difficulty' is a subjective thing.

On the other hand, the more accomplished mathemeticians and physicists might claim that their subject is as 'soft' as 'the creative arts,' that math and physics are as speculative and conjectural as any other category of knowledge.
DavkettYes, I think, otherwise, we have to believe that the subjects of math and physics are intrinsically difficult. But for some people learning music would be more difficult. So 'difficulty' is a subjective thing.

On the other hand, the more accomplished mathemeticians and physicists might claim that their subject is as 'soft' as 'the creative arts,' that math and physics are as speculative and conjectural as any other category of knowledge.
Does it mean that you are more inclined to think that the 'hard' is close to 'factual' or something like that?
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No, Taka, it's just my reservation about hard (as in 'inflexible', 'unmalleable', 'hard-nosed') categories.
DavkettNo, Taka, it's just my reservation about hard (as in 'inflexible', 'unmalleable', 'hard-nosed') categories.

Well, at least it seems that you don't think it's a matter of difficulty here, right?
'Unmalleable' may be close to 'fact-based', which doesn't seem to be far from 'factual', in my opinion.

I believe my position is that it is 'difficult' to say. Sorry, for being elusive.
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