STEM and the humanities

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Quick Post:

Since Obama has declared that more attention and better work will be done in regards to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), one wonders what will happen to a world that does not place equal weight on rhetoric, ethics, and the humanities in general. In such a world, I imagine people would do things simply to do them, to get them done, with little thought or reason behind them. How would people view humanity in such a world?

It is a scary thought and one I’ve been pondering for the last couple days.

Then I thought maybe we are already in such a world, or in the very beginnings of it. Frightening and isolating.

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