Fly-by-Night CC <email@example.com> wrote in message news:<onlnlowe-F74A57.firstname.lastname@example.org>... > In article <qtg40vkbb4u86csnnkg8a7b6go9u57jvp2@Pern.rk>, > Al Klein <email@example.com> wrote: > > > >The graduate with a Liberal Arts degree asks, "Do you want fries with > > >your Big Mac?" > > > > or > > > > "Will everyone sit down so that I can take attendance?" > > Al, perhaps you and stillsunny are just baiting, perhaps not. > > I think there is great value to a liberal arts degree.
As I've got a BA in English, one class shy of each a minor in philosophy and a minor in business, I agree :-)
It's fun to poke at either side, but I meant it when I said both are necessary. It's just that, in monetary terms, it's a lot harder to find a field that compensates the humanities as well as it compensates the pragmatic application of "how stuff works". That said, the humanities (literature, history, philosophy, etc) have enriched my life in substantial, and intangible, ways.
On the other hand, if I'd not been so afraid of approaching the required science classes, and had taken them earlier, I might have majored differently. Physics was *fun*. (Calculus, on the other hand, was *not* :-)