Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Dave Barry on the Liberal Arts Advantage

Dave Barry explains how he chose his major in college. An excerpt:

I discovered that in the sciences, they expect you to know the right answers to questions. For example, if you took a chemistry class, you might be asked how many protons are in a uranium atom, and you would be expected to know EXACTLY the right number. Math has the same problem. So I picked English, where there often is no right answer, and even if there is and you don't know it, you can get a good grade by writing about how you FEEL about not knowing it. This is the essence of the liberal arts.

1 comment:

Liberal Bias  said...

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