Another discussion of Scientific American‘s defense of the liberal arts and humanities against STEM-only advocates appears at Intellectual Takeout, written by Yours Truly:

creepy_manThat our students should have a better education in math and science is not controversial. What is controversial is when a math and science emphasis is pitted against the liberal arts and humanities.

But in this month’s Scientific American, the editors take proponents of this idea to task. Their argument is that not only are humanities subjects valuable in themselves, but that the skills they teach are essential even in the tech world.

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