Why Study Humanities? What I Tell Engineering Freshmen

Why Study Humanities? What I Tell Engineering Freshmen

But it is precisely because science is so powerful that we need the humanities now more than ever. In your science, mathematics and engineering classes, you’re given facts, answers, knowledge, truth. Your professors say, “This is how things are.” They give you certainty. The humanities, at least the way I teach them, give you uncertainty, doubt and skepticism.

The humanities are subversive. They undermine the claims of all authorities, whether political, religious or scientific.

How can 600,000 children living in poverty not engender moral outrage?

How can 600,000 children living in poverty not engender moral outrage?

 

The treatment of so many children in distress, whether homegrown or in detention, is a painful indication of shameless indifference or at the very least ineptitude by government.

Judi Moylan is an Liberal Australian politician, MP for Pearce, and was former minister for family services and the minister for the status of women. She is currently deputy chair of the standing committee on social policy and legal affairs