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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Robin)
Subject: Re: The need for a well rounded education
Date: 20 Dec 2002 12:50:39 -0800
NNTP-Posting-Date: 20 Dec 2002 20:50:39 GMT
Yes it's brilliant. Llort is a genus!
(this top posted top post was intentional; in harmony with subject matter)
"Brendan Lynskey" wrote in message news:...
> Whether this is serious or not, please keep 'em coming James...this really
> cheered me up! :)
> "James Llort" wrote in message
> > Hi,
> > 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 and usefull
> > then the humanitities. Lecturers encourage students to joke about arts
> > students, and humilaite them whenever possible. This encourages
> > eliteism, and I for one am sick of it.
> > Let's tell it like it is. 'science' is just as much about opinion as
> > the humanities. 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. Why,
> > 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
> > it. What about astrology, the most rediculious of the sciences! But I
> > degress...
> > Another example is music. We know what sounds good. Everyone aggreed
> > that Valves for instance sound great. But knowitall engineers use
> > trensastors with inferious sound quality just to save a few bucks.
> > They argue with numbers. Hey, I don't want to do maths just to listen
> > to music. I know what I like. You cannot apply objective reasoning to
> > a subject which is intristically subjective. But try telling those
> > recent grads with their useless piece of paper that and they go all
> > mightier--then-thou.
> > 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. Really, it makes
> > me so mad when people say "oh, he's doing a humanities degree, that's
> > easy". 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
> > technical. 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.
> > Peace be to god, he transcends all.
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