Reply-To: "Kevin Aylward"
From: "Kevin Aylward"
Subject: Re: The need for a well rounded education
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Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2002 09:21:55 -0000
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James Llort wrote:
> I'm concerned about the narrowm view of the world 'hard' science
> students have these days. I think the problem starts at college -
> There's a culture that somehow science is more rational
It is. By definition.
> then the humanitities.
depends on the definition of useful.
>Lecturers encourage students to joke about arts
> students, and humilaite them whenever possible. This encourages
Yeah, thats the way the world is.
>and I for one am sick of it.
You need to grow up a bit then.
> Let's tell it like it is. 'science' is just as much about opinion as
> the humanities.
Don't be daft. V=IR is a fact, "I love you" is rarely true.
>Research simply follows the fad of the day. Take
> dieticians for example. These men and woman believe that just because
> they have degree in medical science that they are all knowing.
As do many with a degree in anything, including humanitities.
> what they recommend one day may kill you the next! (see the DDT story
> for more information.) Science is 95% opinion then facts, lets face
Again, you have no idea. Does you car run on gasoline, or is this just
>What about astrology, the most rediculious of the sciences!
Astrology is not a science in any way shape or form. Its is merely a
device to extract money from unsuspecting suckers. Maybe you confuse
this with Astronomy, the scientific study of the universe, which is
indeed a science.
> Another example is music. We know what sounds good.
Open to individual opinion.
> that Valves for instance sound great.
For *some* applictaions.
> The problem with you technical guys are that you are all so eliteist.
> Whilst you want to trun collage into a trade school with yore narrow
> minded views that collage should be a job training centre, humanities
> are focused on making you a well rounded person who is auctually
> interesting to be with, not a boring focuesed geek.
You man parasites that want to use our televisions, radios, cars, motor
boats etc, and give naff all in return.
>Really, it makes
> me so mad when people say "oh, he's doing a humanities degree, that's
It is, compared to a science, well if yoy have a good memory that is.
>I have to read *3* *books* *a* *week* on average. Not picture
> books either I assue you. It is a lot of work, but the upshot is
> improved grammer and spelling skills that are lacking in the
And you are a shinning example of such magnificent grammar?
>As for those that say "you will be working at mcdonalds" ,
> I'm going on to so a PhD in socialolgy where I'll be line for tenure
> where I have a much more rewarding job then beeing a science freak or
> an engineer. Anyways, all I have to do to be a engineer wold be to get
> my MSCE and how hard couyld that be? techincal stuff is simply
> whatever fad the market thinks is hot at the moment, but all great
> things were done by humanities.
> You technical types are far to narrow minded and cynsical. You should
> learn to enjoy life.
Strange, your post comes across as rather cynical to me.Certainly your
spelling is like many engineers I know:-)
> Peace be to god, he transcends all.
No she dont.
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