I found an amusing quotation earlier that relates to a few of the posts earlier in this thread:
"Philosophy is to science as pornography is to sex: it is cheaper, easier and some people prefer it."
That's snarky and slightly amusing, but not terribly informative. Quite apart from the question of whether philosophy really is
easier than science (quite a broad term there) in some respect, what exactly is the quote supposed to imply? Is it implying that science and philosophy have the same goal, namely to answer questions x, y, and z or something along those lines? That is to say, is the implication that in one case you have a goal (getting off) and various means of pursuing it (masturbation and sex), and that the case of science and philosophy is analogous? I think this is a confused view of what philosophers are doing, especially from the 20th century and onward.