The Danger of STEM Education Untempered by the Humanities

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UNC Charlotte’s Niner Times contributor E. Alexander Zimmerman writes in a recent column about the dangerous devaluation of the humanities in the contemporary university. He quotes anthropologist Dr. Jonathan Marks’s observation that “”Science can tell you how to clone a dinosaur. Humanities can tell you why that’s probably not a good idea. . . In anthropology, we straddle science and humanities. We teach not just about human genetics but also about the eugenics movement.” Read more at the link above.