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Date: Sun, 22 Dec 2002 09:19:21 +1300
From: Bruce Durdle
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Subject: Re: The need for a well rounded education
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Which "they" does the second clause refer to?
Which, getting back to the subject of the Original Post (with acknowledgements
and apologies to Terry Pratchett) reminds me:
The reason that the Humanities faculties in universities have so much
accumulated knowledge is that, like Science and Engineering faculties, they
take in a lot of post-adolescents who know everything. However, unlike the
Science and Engineering graduates, the Humanities graduates leave knowing
nothing. By the Law of Conservation of Knowledge, what goes in either goes out
or accumulates inside, so ther must be a h@$$ of a lot of knowledge bouncing
around inside those ivory towers.
Note that this argument says nothing about the status knowledge-wise of
Business or Accountancy faculties and graduates ...
"Michael A. Terrell" wrote:
> Boris Mohar wrote:
> > There are two kind of people. Those that think that there are two kinds
> > of people and those who don't.
> > Boris Mohar
> There are two kinds of people, those who think they know everything,
> and those smart enough to know they don't. :)
> Michael A. Terrell
> Central Florida